Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,644,828
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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1908 S 50C MS obverse 1908 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1908-S ranks among the most underrated issues in the entire series. The cataloger has a formula that ranks this piece seventh on the list of underrated Barber half dollar issues in all Mint State grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1908 S 50C MS
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Base $ 29.00 38.00 88.00 175 415 525 600 760 925 1275 1650 2550 4450 6100 8900 18500 - - -
$ 450 575 650 825 1025 1375 1800 2750 4850 6750 10950 20000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 90
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/30/2005 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 2111, 2111/Lot# 1579 $14,560.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2600 $6,613.00
12/11/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 308, 314/Lot# 8173 $3,832.95
1/3/2012 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 11269 $276.00
9/25/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8419 $381.88
6/1/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 187586 $107.80
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4297 $2,232.50
2/5/2015 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1719 $1,527.50


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