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: $6.09 (6/28/2017)
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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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: 196
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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3/24/1997 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0930, 930/Lot# 1388 $891.00
4/10/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 237, 243/Lot# 5938 $2,415.00
12/3/2009 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction #1132, 1132/Lot# 786 $6,900.00
10/2/2011 NGC VG 8   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131141/Lot# 25381 $17.00
12/5/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4784 $1,527.50
3/23/2014 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 180517 $137.50
8/15/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3495, 6049/Lot# 20093 $105.75


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