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: $5.88 (12/29/2014)
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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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
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Base $ 21.00 26.00 58.00 125 235 235 380 430 475 535 575 635 725 1025 1500 3250 7750 19000 - - -
$ 260 410 470 525 585 625 700 800 1125 1650 3700 8225 29900 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 471
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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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
10/16/2011 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3155, 3155/Lot# 1643 $210.00
3/8/2012 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 7871 $488.75
11/4/2012 PCGS F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/04/2012, 47/Lot# 73015 $55.00
3/23/2014 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 796, 805/Lot# 873 $725.00
6/29/2014 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 204238 $506.00
9/5/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3498, 6052/Lot# 20228 $88.13


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