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: $6.08 (6/2/2015)
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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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 58.00 125 235 380 430 475 535 635 725 1025 1500 3250 7750 19000 - - -
$ 260 410 470 525 585 700 800 1125 1650 3700 8225 29900 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 480
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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6/7/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1221/Lot# 4602


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6/5/1996 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0847, 847/Lot# 1426 $599.50
4/5/2001 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 April Indianapolis, IN (CSNS) Signature Sale #256, 256/Lot# 7565 $920.00
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1271 $6,325.00
10/14/2012 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/14/2012, 44/Lot# 79427 $75.90
3/23/2014 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 796, 805/Lot# 873 $725.00
10/10/2014 NGC F 15   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3503, 6057/Lot# 20247 $35.25
2/1/2015 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131506/Lot# 24176 $199.75
4/17/2015 PCGS MS 92   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3530, 6099/Lot# 24098 $258.50


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