Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,494,000
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 (9/24/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 9/18/2015

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1905 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 33.00 70.00 165 340 410 470 510 600 725 875 1225 2150 3750 8400 10000 22250 - - -
$ - - 490 560 660 - - 1350 2375 4000 9000 13500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 130
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
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 438 $11,212.50
12/11/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 308, 314/Lot# 8161 $2,817.50
12/5/2010 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 2972, 2972/Lot# 1773 $195.50
5/30/2012 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 9021 $218.50
8/26/2012 PCGS VG 10   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/26/2012, 37/Lot# 69820 $26.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 13206 $20,562.50
6/2/2013 PCGS VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 118923 $31.10
7/6/2014 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202407 $100.00
10/8/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1210/Lot# 7990 $763.75


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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