Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 740,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $9.72 (9/20/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1893 S 50C MS obverse 1893 S 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Lacking the novelty of the previous year's edition, the low-mintage 1893-S half dollar is scarce across all grades. Most survivors are too worn to grade as high as Good, particularly since the reverse of early Barber Halves typically wore more readily than the obverse. Mint State survivors are quite elusive, with gems nearly unknown.

There are no reported varieties for 1893-S.

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Last Updated: 2/25/2020

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1893 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 170 235 675 955 1200 1590 1690 1810 2000 2000 2200 2600 4625 6500 17250 32500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2900 5500 9500 21500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 318
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 65

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1893 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base8296381015243-7151581994-----318
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Total8296381015243-71515819104-----319
 26%30%12%3%5%1%1%1%-2%5%0%2%3%6%3%1%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base595277931239147717071799216122332368246425552671288537835049713886448356107021228315376
215616942131815541738192021852278240024942594274231844205574576408644913811229133140
00000019202185227824002494259427423184420557457640864491381122900
00000020402209232324322525263228143484462764428142864499201175600
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Grade: G 4
Points: 527
Owner: ihavecoins
 
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