Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,764,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.32 (9/26/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1909 S 50C MS obverse 1909 S 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1909-S half dollar typically was well made, with a good strike and nice luster. A few pieces have been seen with "mumps," a sinking of the obverse die in the area of Liberty's neck and jaw from die erosion and, possibly, improper hardening of the die. Gems are very elusive, but circulated examples are only moderately scarce below XF and AU.

On one reverse die the mintmark appears to have been punched upside down, and this is a collectible variety.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/25/2020

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1909 S 50C MS
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Base $ 22.00 24.00 60.00 170 340 520 640 750 900 1000 1100 1200 1500 2150 3500 8250 10000 33500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 206
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1909 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-2448292614515132311128851---206
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Total-2448292614515132311129861---208
 -12%23%14%13%0%2%2%0%2%6%1%1%5%6%4%4%3%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5967982204508028651051112412191345143814941634210628603525456562488200950212075
62771392975678239271075115612611376145715411791235730823872512668998634103600
000000927107511561261137614571541179123573082387251266899863400
000000989110011871303140714751587194926093303421856877549906800
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Grade: VF 25
Points: 450
Owner: Aussielover
 
Grade: G 6
Points: 67
Owner: Ed B
 
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