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: $5.85 (5/4/2015)
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: 12/1/2014

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1904 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 150 500 1250 3300 5300 6550 7750 10250 13750 17000 20250 24000 46500 78000 158500 - - -
$ 3850 5650 7250 8500 11500 16500 19000 23000 27000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 174
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 67


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8/11/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7212 $17,250.00
4/8/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3255, 3255/Lot# 1972 $2,200.00
10/17/2012 PCGS G 6   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24708 $19.55
9/1/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/01/2013, 90/Lot# 112437 $1,457.50
9/25/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6460 $4,993.75
1/8/2014 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4625 $4,993.75
3/2/2014 NGC VG 10   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131410/Lot# 28430 $270.25
3/30/2014 PCGS F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 331 $500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1904 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59201502113819283149338639194304463052125563587964006853731793431119714163157711786721917
10630171414012335322835644047441348245329566860536551700879929961121861469916470192170
0000003564404744134824532956686053655170087992996112186146991647000
00000037414176452150185446577462266702716286681057913174152351716800
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