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: $6.94 (9/27/2016)
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

Although the 1908-S Barber half had a mintage of some 1.6 million coins, many entered circulation and few were saved. Due to this, the coin is relatively common in lower grades, but becomes increasingly scarce as you move up the Sheldon scale. NGC has only graded a total of eight coins in gem or above. (8/2016)

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Price Guide

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: 108
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 67


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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
5/30/2012 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 9041 $373.75
5/5/2013 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 750, 759/Lot# 203 $250.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3147 $4,876.25
6/1/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 187586 $107.80
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1223/Lot# 5101 $7,050.00
8/10/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(3), 1238/Lot# 4804 $1,997.50


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