Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,948,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.81 (2/24/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1910 S 50C MS obverse 1910 S 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1910-S half dollar is relatively common in all grades below AU. Mint State coins are in very limited supply and are actually more scarce than the low-mintage 1910(P) issue. Most such pieces are quite nice, though usually falling short of the gem (MS-65) level. David Lawrence observed that 1910-S halves sometimes display "mumps," a sinking of the obverse die that resulted in shallow, raised areas.

Two different mintmark punches may be found for this entry, but they are so similar as to attract little interest from collectors. A repunched mintmark is illustrated in Kevin Flynn's book, but the photo is not very convincing.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2020

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1910 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 42.00 85.00 190 290 455 475 520 715 845 1040 1530 2250 3250 5000 5425 17100 37000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 171
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1910 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base218242924454663-691283521--171
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Total218242924454663-691283521--171
 1%11%14%17%14%2%3%2%4%4%2%-4%5%7%5%2%3%1%1%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1910 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base818911122043770585610211103123913811526170721022614315442314935682086861004312720
84961472925267559111048114812861429158618392273279435134466556374429138109350
000000911104811481286142915861839227327943513446655637442913800
000000966107611941334147816471970244329743872470061928064959100
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 1021
Owner: tsevni2
 
Grade: VF 20
Points: 437
Owner: Ed B
 
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