Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,920,772
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $9.51 (6/17/2021)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1903 S 50C MS obverse 1903 S 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1903-S half dollar typically is well struck with good luster. Mint State survivors are moderately scarce but not truly rare. Only at the gem level does this issue become rare. Problem-free coins in the higher circulated grades are elusive and in steady demand.

No varieties are known for 1903-S.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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1903 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.50 35.00 70.00 150 465 465 525 575 775 1075 1150 1500 1900 2650 4250 9000 24000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 3500 6800 12500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 142
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/15/2021 1903 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2121910153522-9-611142651----142
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Total2121910153522-9-611152651----143
 1%8%13%7%10%2%3%1%1%-6%-4%8%10%18%3%1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59891232625028298821066113812191505160918212009240130574095526471987859912211620
691001693426118479431090116513141540168018842140262034034485590974188280995512201
000000943109011651314154016801884214026203403448559097418828000
0000001005111411921410157417501946227028383749487465537639870100
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Grade: VF 25
Points: 502
Owner: Scott mathison
 
Grade: F 15
Points: 262
Owner: 123cents
 
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