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: $6.03 (3/1/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1898 S 50C MS obverse 1898 S 50C MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no 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.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2014

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1898 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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 - -

The World Coin Price Guide is independently compiled by Krause Publications’ NumisMaster. NGC makes this information available to its website visitors as a free service, but in no way does the information provided represent NGC’s official opinion or policy. For example, varieties listed in the World Coin Price Guide may not necessarily be recognized by NGC. Please contact NGC Customer Service with any questions.

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 123
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
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
7/3/2006 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 2227, 2227/Lot# 1489 $41.00
1/24/2012 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 8687 $345.00
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
9/29/2013 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 771, 780/Lot# 117 $1,000.00
12/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 159731 $6,030.00
1/5/2014 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131402/Lot# 22901 $152.75
1/7/2015 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10409 $705.00


Related Articles

USA Coin Album: America's Coinage Abroad, Part Two

5/6/2010  — There's been little research done on the circulation of USA coins in other countries, so David W. Lange casts some light on this still-intriguing topic. Read on for part two.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer