Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,494,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.71 (2/25/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1905 S 50C MS obverse 1905 S 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The typical 1905-S half dollar is well made, with a good strike and excellent luster. Survivors are in low supply, but their superior appearance has resulted in a disproportionate percentage of gems. Circulated examples are plentiful, even in the usually elusive collector grades of F through XF.

Kevin Flynn's book on this series lists a repunched mintmark variety, but the worn coin in his photo is unconvincing.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/31/2020

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1905 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 35.00 69.00 200 235 430 470 495 715 780 1100 1305 1900 3950 7625 8750 18600 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 146
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
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, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1905 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base318151415551659-6617156-----146
------------------1---1
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Total318151415551659-6618156-1---148
 2%12%10%9%10%3%3%1%4%3%6%-4%4%12%10%4%-1%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base598913527253989194910051095115212711421158319072555334547935702750487391010212790
691041813616569109681035111411921321147516912123281838285096630379169193109980
000000968103511141192132114751691212328183828509663037916919300
000000986106511331231137115291799233930824310539969038327964800
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Grade: VF 20
Points: 539
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: F 12
Points: 272
Owner: Seiber
 
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