Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,358,550
Catalog: KM-116
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.82 (12/27/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1898 S 50C MS obverse 1898 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In Premium Gem grade, the 1898-S is exceedingly rare. In the Price catalog, David Akers suggested that no more than 12 to 15 Gems exist, but the number is probably less than that.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2014

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1898 S 50C MS
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Base $ 30.00 55.00 105 185 440 440 480 550 650 950 1125 1650 2350 3950 6700 11100 14500 - - - -
$ 490 540 610 725 1050 1250 1800 2550 4750 7500 12500 31500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 124
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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2/24/2003 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 577 $5,750.00
9/7/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1159/Lot# 4049 $1,380.00
1/29/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/29/2012, 5/Lot# 35078 $41.71
5/30/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3870 $1,955.00
12/2/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131250/Lot# 28872 $258.50
3/21/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 7763 $940.00
3/24/2013 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 744, 753/Lot# 911 $1,175.00
5/20/2013 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3431, 3431/Lot# 1833 $360.00
10/10/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15283 $364.25


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