Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 992,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.66 (2/26/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 12/28/2016

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1914 S 50C MS
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Base $ 25.00 38.00 65.00 125 275 435 475 565 675 775 915 1040 1350 2000 4000 9800 - - - -
$ - - - - 690 - - - 1450 - 5500 25000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 194
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
4/10/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 237, 243/Lot# 5937 $1,265.00
11/14/2010 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 2959, 2959/Lot# 1655 $41.00
7/10/2011 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131129/Lot# 20242 $161.00
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 4132 $2,990.00
3/18/2012 NGC Details VG Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/18/2012, 13/Lot# 39975 $25.01
12/2/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131250/Lot# 28233 $105.75
8/1/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3493, 6044/Lot# 20166 $103.40
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(2), 1231/Lot# 4159 $2,350.00


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