Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,048,690
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.59 (2/25/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1894 S 50C MS obverse 1894 S 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This high-mintage issue is noticeably more available than for most Barber Halves of the period, at least in circulated grades. MS coins are available below the gem level, but MS-65 and higher pieces are quite rare. Like most S-Mint halves of the 1890s, a few prooflike survivors are known for this date.

There are no varieties of significance for 1894-S. Many years ago coin folders included the High S and Low S varieties, but since all mintmarks were applied to the dies by hand such variations are now disregarded.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2020

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1894 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 65.00 120 215 290 400 465 490 565 690 735 1000 1450 2000 7500 10500 34500 - - -
$ - - - - 590 - - - - 2500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 254
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67

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, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/25/2020 1894 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base6221915254129510232162433233-1---252
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--------------1-------1
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Total6221915254129510232162434233-1---253
 2%9%8%6%10%2%5%4%2%4%9%1%6%9%13%9%1%-0%--- 
1894 S 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------11--------2
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Total------------11--------2
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base591061433515278208911036113811931252142715211668216128604992608983838379970212313
751182124106258449391070115612131310145815701832239435715358685483838820105720
000000939107011561213131014581570183223943571535868548383882000
000000988110411751232136914901619199726274281572376188383926100
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2161
Owner: tsevni2
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1521
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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