Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,764,000
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: $5.34 (9/3/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1909 S 50C MS obverse 1909 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint only coined 1,764,000 Barber half dollars in 1909. However, census data suggests that a small group of high-grade pieces may have been preserved.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1909 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 24.00 55.00 130 290 440 490 560 660 790 925 1475 2700 4200 7500 16000 32500 - -
$ 325 490 540 610 725 875 1025 1600 3000 4550 9775 17500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 149
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/30/2002 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22051, 22051/Lot# 11187 $448.50
1/28/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 5970 $1,725.00
12/12/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 December Dallas Signature Auction #398, 398/Lot# 880 $2,760.00
6/2/2010 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140, 1140/Lot# 788 $6,325.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 2347 $2,415.00
6/17/2012 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 3295, 3295/Lot# 1887 $20.00
6/30/2013 PCGS VF 20   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 422 $124.00
9/29/2013 PCGS VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 140228 $30.09


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5967982204508028651051112412191345143814941634210628603525456562488200950212075
62771392975678239271075115612611376145715411791235730823872512668998634103600
000000927107511561261137614571541179123573082387251266899863400
000000989110011871303140714751587194926093303421856877549906800
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1219
Owner: JeffRM
 
Grade: VF 25
Points: 450
Owner: Aussielover
 
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