Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,604,000
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: $5.39 (8/2/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1915 S 50C MS obverse 1915 S 50C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The 1915-S is easily the most plentiful Barber half dollar from the San Francisco Mint when all grades are considered. However, Gem or finer examples are truly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1915 S 50C MS
Base $ 21.00 26.00 58.00 125 235 380 430 475 535 635 725 1025 1500 3250 7750 19000 - - -
$ 260 410 470 525 585 700 800 1125 1650 3700 8225 29900 -

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Total Graded: 483
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

Upcoming Auctions

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8/16/2015 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1223/Lot# 5120

Auction Prices Realized

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5/27/2007 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1271 $6,325.00
12/11/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 308, 314/Lot# 8191 $1,152.30
4/28/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 817 $1,265.00
9/11/2011 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3135, 3135/Lot# 1770 $140.00
6/5/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 8258 $305.50
4/13/2014 NGC VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 182379 $79.32
4/20/2014 NGC F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 175953 $55.00
4/17/2015 PCGS MS 92   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3530, 6099/Lot# 24098 $258.50
  PCGS MS 64   Bonhams $1,345.00

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