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: $5.71 (10/8/2015)
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: 9/18/2015

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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 22500 - - -
$ - - 650 825 975 - 1800 2750 4850 6750 10950 - -

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Total Graded: 97
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 67

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6/11/2006 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 2217, 2217/Lot# 1446 $44.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2600 $6,613.00
1/6/2010 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 3508 $3,047.50
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
2/23/2014 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131409/Lot# 26192 $31.00
4/27/2014 PCGS MS 98   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 801, 810/Lot# 2350 $20.00
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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