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: $6.29 (5/27/2017)
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

Although the 1905-S Barber half dollar had a mintage of nearly 2.5 million coins, most of those were put directly into circulation. Few coins were saved, meaning that this issue is quite uncommon in any uncirculated grade. In gem, they become extremely rare. In fact, NGC has only certified 6 pieces in MS65 or higher. (9/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/28/2016

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1905 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 23.00 37.00 75.00 155 300 400 455 490 650 750 850 1150 1900 3950 8600 10750 24000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 133
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/27/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 February Long Beach Signature Sale #314, 314/Lot# 7888 $6,900.00
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 438 $11,212.50
3/21/2011 NGC F 15   Teletrade Auction 3034, 3034/Lot# 1335 $74.75
10/18/2012 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 9041 $146.88
4/14/2013 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131317/Lot# 26198 $92.00
3/9/2014 NGC F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 175958 $55.00
4/20/2014 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 829 $190.00
5/25/2014 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22346 $352.50
9/7/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 7708 $376.00


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: VF 20
Points: 539
Owner: WFH71
 
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