Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 933,900
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: $7.14 (9/25/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 S 50C MS obverse 1897 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1897-S Barber half dollar is another coin that was not saved in quantity. Most went directly into circulation where they were worn, often to the VF range. NGC has graded 14 examples in gem or higher.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/21/2015

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1897 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 140 220 420 665 1100 1250 1450 1650 1900 2450 2600 2900 4050 5250 8250 14000 39000 50000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 254
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/11/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 308, 314/Lot# 8138 $4,945.00
10/10/2010 PCGS FA 2   Teletrade Auction 2939, 2939/Lot# 1554 $58.00
9/2/2012 PCGS VG 10   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 930 $230.00
2/9/2014 PCGS AG 3   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 154366 $71.50
6/16/2014 NGC VG 10   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20399 $191.53
1/7/2015 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10407 $646.25
2/14/2016 NGC G 6   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131608/Lot# 27481 $152.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4234776631021132117991886192820872233240127272807296034673902475659228644100741158614552
441539782112114801828190019812136228925102754285831293612418751456829912110578125750
00000019001981213622892510275428583129361241875145682991211057800
00000019142034218423452618278029093298375744715533773795971108200
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Grade: F 15
Points: 1021
Owner: Aussielover
 
Grade: F 15
Points: 1021
Owner: Scott mathison
 
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