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: $5.69 (7/5/2015)
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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 30.00 55.00 105 185 440 480 550 650 950 1650 2350 3950 6700 11100 14500 - - - -
$ 490 540 610 725 1050 1800 2550 4750 7500 12500 31500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 130
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/21/1999 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1189, 1189/Lot# 1365 $207.10
2/24/2003 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 577 $5,750.00
1/12/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 4219 $14,375.00
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
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
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3915 $4,700.00
12/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 159731 $6,030.00
10/10/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15283 $364.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5912322038158610511124111012061333165818212233267134274347538764178360107071228715381
801552744497411075112411421248144117121958237929233734469457307065914211234133180
00000011241142124814411712195823792923373446945730706591421123400
00000011241174129115501767209625253175404050406074771299251176000
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