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: $6.53 (2/20/2017)
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

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: 12/28/2016

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1909 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 28.00 60.00 130 300 540 625 750 950 1100 1275 1375 1600 2550 3750 6000 15000 33500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 165
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/6/2010 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 2920, 2920/Lot# 1461 $138.00
4/27/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1154/Lot# 5195 $10,350.00
6/30/2013 PCGS VF 20   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 422 $124.00
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202819 $2,000.00
8/31/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 202819 $2,000.00
9/19/2014 NGC F 12   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3500, 6054/Lot# 22226 $21.15
1/4/2017 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(2), 1251/Lot# 4468 $9,693.75


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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