Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 992,000
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: $6.93 (9/27/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1914 S 50C MS obverse 1914 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of just under a million pieces, the 1914-S Barber half is a relatively uncommon issue in all grades. Once you get to MS65, however, it becomes downright rare and very hard to find.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/18/2015

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 187
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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6/11/2006 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 2217, 2217/Lot# 1462 $23.00
2/14/2008 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460, 460/Lot# 725 $3,737.50
1/19/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 324, 330/Lot# 810 $833.75
10/2/2011 NGC VG 8   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131141/Lot# 25381 $17.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(2), 1166/Lot# 3696 $4,600.00
3/18/2012 NGC Details VG Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/18/2012, 13/Lot# 39975 $25.01
2/7/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 7983 $1,997.50
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30623 $587.50


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