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: $5.32 (9/3/2015)
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
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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Total Graded: 95
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 67

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1/28/2004 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 5969 $776.25
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
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 2953 $4,025.00
8/27/2012 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3336, 3336/Lot# 2217 $368.00
11/15/2013 NGC F 12   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34626 $129.25
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

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