Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,644,828
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: $6.76 (8/26/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1908 S 50C MS obverse 1908 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1908-S ranks among the most underrated issues in the entire series. The cataloger has a formula that ranks this piece seventh on the list of underrated Barber half dollar issues in all Mint State grades.

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Last Updated: 9/18/2015

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1908 S 50C MS
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Base $ 29.00 38.00 88.00 175 415 525 600 760 925 1025 1275 1650 2550 4450 6100 8900 22500 - - -
$ - - 650 825 975 - - 1800 2750 4850 6750 10950 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 106
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 67


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7/26/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 7741 $4,485.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1002 $1,063.75
9/10/2006 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2600 $6,613.00
10/27/2010 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 2950, 2950/Lot# 1336 $80.50
8/11/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 10462 $632.50
3/11/2012 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131212/Lot# 20331 $126.50
10/14/2012 PCGS VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/14/2012, 44/Lot# 79425 $27.13
2/5/2015 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1719 $1,527.50
8/12/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 7794 $2,585.00


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