Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,560,322
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: $5.66 (7/2/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1900 S 50C MS obverse 1900 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This popular, high visibility date is another year that is represented by branch mint issues that are decidedly rare in Mint State. Even though more than 2.5 million half dollars were struck in the San Francisco mint in 1900, very few Uncirculated coins are known, especially in the better grades of Mint State. The primary reason for this issue's scarcity is because a substantial percentage of the mintage was shipped to the Philippines and circulated there. This fact is little known outside the circle of Barber specialists, and as a result the 1900-S has remained a very scarce and underrated issue in the series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1900 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 19.00 29.00 65.00 120 235 380 435 540 650 800 1175 2550 4450 8750 15750 32500 - - -
$ 260 420 475 590 700 880 1275 2800 4800 9750 18000 57500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 120
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/27/2009 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 7893 $488.75
8/27/2012 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3336, 3336/Lot# 2197 $299.00
12/23/2012 PCGS G 6   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 731, 740/Lot# 146 $30.00
7/21/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/21/2013, 84/Lot# 127878 $62.70
3/2/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131410/Lot# 29346 $170.38
6/30/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20322 $164.50
7/24/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction Session(1), 231431/Lot# 63077 $399.50
10/10/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3503, 6057/Lot# 20221 $199.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1900 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5976119255423695745958104411931333139315051865278136204876620982008633998512651
6590164311514712816987109412401353143016252170306140395320687383449084108740
00000081698710941240135314301625217030614039532068738344908400
000000887101511431286137314681745247633404457576575368489953400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1333
Owner: JeffRM
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 479
Owner: ddr70
 
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