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: $5.69 (10/8/2015)
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: 9/17/2015

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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 - - -
$ - - 450 525 - - 800 1125 1650 3700 8225 29900 -

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Total Graded: 493
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

Upcoming Auctions

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Sale / Lot
10/13/2015 AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131541/Lot# 23175
10/28/2015 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98764

Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
8/2/1997 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1997 ANA Signature Sale #175, 175/Lot# 6415 $5,175.00
10/21/1998 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1098, 1098/Lot# 1629 $1,998.00
5/29/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 300 $603.75
8/26/2012 PCGS F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/26/2012, 37/Lot# 69826 $38.60
11/4/2012 PCGS F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/04/2012, 47/Lot# 73015 $55.00
5/5/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3480, 6029/Lot# 20230 $1,204.38
6/29/2014 PCGS F 15   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 810, 819/Lot# 147 $75.00
  NGC MS 65   Bonhams $1,989.00

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