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: $5.90 (4/18/2015)
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
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 93
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/12/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 4252 $10,925.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1002 $1,063.75
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
11/11/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131247/Lot# 20751 $66.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3147 $4,876.25
6/1/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 187586 $107.80
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4560 $6,462.50
9/4/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 4173 $3,407.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59119155330563101310661173127114611634173019492233278136204172491266167573880211238
7913121340871310311102120613341519166618032044241630613804441954806935798396140
0000001102120613341519166618032044241630613804441954806935798300
0000001137123813981576169818762138259833403988466560487254839200
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 1173
Owner: JeffRM
 
Grade: VG Details
Points: 78
Owner: WFH71
 
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