Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,604,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.65 (2/25/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1915 S 50C MS obverse 1915 S 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is a very common issue across most grades, and it's possible that collector or the general public saved specimens upon the changeover to the Walking Liberty type in 1916. Even gems are fairly available to the advanced type collector or series specialist.

Two styles of mintmark are known, but these are so similar as to attract little interest from collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/21/2020

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1915 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 21.00 28.00 69.00 130 230 370 390 435 475 550 635 735 945 1180 2200 5250 15250 - - -
$ - - - - 515 - - 800 1100 - 2900 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 558
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
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: 2/18/2020 1915 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base33050504712971021511176550834372---558
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Total33050504712971021511176550834373---559
 1%5%9%9%8%2%2%1%2%4%9%0%3%12%9%15%8%1%1%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8185106230437695820958103611031186123913151421173021243126463066857058822610546
829214729952373786698410581131120412641350152418612458362753156809744789990
00000086698410581131120412641350152418612458362753156809744700
000000912101010811158122112901386162719932792412960006934783700
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Grade: F 15
Points: 230
Owner: DennisG
 
Grade: VG 8
Points: 106
Owner: Adam3160
 
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