Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 553,038
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: $6.02 (11/26/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1904 S 50C MS obverse 1904 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The rarity of Mint State 1904-S half dollars is well documented over many years. Only 553,038 coins were minted, the eighth-lowest production of the entire series. In Gem grades, the 1904-S is one of the rarest Barber halves aside from the 1892 Micro O variety, 1893-S, and 1900-O.

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Last Updated: 7/30/2014

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1904 S 50C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 169
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 67


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4/13/2011 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 3048, 3048/Lot# 1411 $103.50
7/7/2011 NGC VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 8443 $253.00
2/7/2013 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 7976 $587.50
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(5), 1188/Lot# 5656 $28,200.00
3/28/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5404 $3,290.00
3/30/2014 PCGS F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 331 $500.00
6/1/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 197003 $11,550.00
6/29/2014 PCGS VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 94909 $106.00


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