Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,764,000
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: $7.09 (9/26/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1909 S 50C MS obverse 1909 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While the mintage of the 1909-S Barber half dollar exceeded 1.7 million pieces, most went directly into circulation. Because of this, they are very difficult to locate in high grade.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/17/2015

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1909 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 24.00 55.00 130 290 440 490 560 660 740 790 925 1475 2700 4200 7500 16000 32500 - -
$ - - 540 610 725 - - 1025 1600 3000 4550 9775 17500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 162
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/7/1998 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1112, 1112/Lot# 1474 $414.20
7/26/2003 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 7744 $18,400.00
3/18/2012 NGC Details F Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/18/2012, 13/Lot# 39981 $32.02
9/9/2012 PCGS F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/09/2012, 39/Lot# 66830 $41.00
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4503 $6,462.50
10/27/2013 PCGS VG 10   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 775, 784/Lot# 1241 $55.00
9/19/2014 NGC F 12   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3500, 6054/Lot# 22226 $21.15
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(4), 1231/Lot# 5417 $29,375.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5967982204508028651051112412191345143814941634210628603525456562488200950212075
62771392975678239271075115612611376145715411791235730823872512668998634103600
000000927107511561261137614571541179123573082387251266899863400
000000989110011871303140714751587194926093303421856877549906800
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3525
Owner: Srotag
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1219
Owner: JeffRM
 
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