Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,272,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.89 (10/19/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1911 S 50C MS obverse 1911 S 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is a scarce issue in Mint State grades, despite its generous mintage. Gems are quite rare. Worn examples, however, are fairly plentiful.

A repunched mintmark variety is known, and this is attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/9/2020

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1911 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 24.00 28.00 70.00 135 275 465 510 585 675 845 900 1150 1800 2250 3650 6250 20000 - - -
$ - - - - 685 - - 1300 - - - 10000 48000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 154
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/13/2020 1911 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2112229241721313-21199611---154
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Total2112229241721313-21299711---156
 1%7%14%19%15%1%4%1%1%2%8%-1%8%6%6%4%1%1%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5989111220423725793102811031186130314211547179923353094398446697138651976229819
6996147288524748871105311311225134214631631197825883391421254927138688783540
000000871105311311225134214631631197825883391421254927138688700
000000950107811581264138215051715215628413687444163157138725400
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Grade: VF 20
Points: 423
Owner: tevek
 
Grade: VF 25
Points: 423
Owner: The Wilson Collection
 
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