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: $9.72 (9/19/2020)
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

Despite a relatively low mintage for the series, the 1914-S half dollar was issued late enough to be recovered during the coin board craze of the late 1930s. This assured the survival of worn pieces, though examples grading VF through AU are much tougher to locate. Mint State coins are not rare, with a fair number of certified gems available.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/18/2020

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1914 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 40.00 75.00 175 330 455 480 520 675 775 900 1000 1300 2000 3000 8750 - - - -
$ - - - - 690 - - - 1450 - 5500 22500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 230
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1914 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2283427253622109-481239154----230
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Total2283427253622109-481239154----230
 1%12%15%12%11%1%3%1%1%4%4%-2%3%5%17%7%2%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59891432374237748201005108111791333147716341799198926143657556353917106828010611
69107174299540789882103011141230138115291689186221972962429255635963749790570
000000882103011141230138115291689186221972962429255635963749700
000000943105611461282142915821744192624063309492855636534788900
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Grade: VF 30
Points: 423
Owner: Liberty1776
 
Grade: VF 25
Points: 423
Owner: The Wilson Collection
 
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