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: $6.22 (5/23/2017)
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

The 1915-S Barber half dollar is among the more common San Francisco Mint coin of the series. However, it can be very difficult to locate in gem and above.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/28/2016

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1915 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 21.00 28.00 50.00 115 205 370 420 435 510 525 655 750 975 1300 2500 5250 15250 - - -
$ - - - - 515 - - 800 1100 - 2900 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 533
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
6/9/2004 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1894, 1894/Lot# 1283 $687.50
12/10/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 435, 441/Lot# 8432 $287.50
5/29/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 300 $603.75
5/30/2012 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 9077 $163.30
4/24/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 8454 $440.63
3/2/2014 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 151787 $81.40
10/10/2014 NGC F 15   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3503, 6057/Lot# 20247 $35.25
  NGC MS 65   Bonhams $1,989.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8185106230437695820958103611031186123913151421173021243126463066857058822610546
829214729952373786698410581131120412641350152418612458362753156809744789990
00000086698410581131120412641350152418612458362753156809744700
000000912101010811158122112901386162719932792412960006934783700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3126
Owner: Srotag
 
Grade: VG 8
Points: 106
Owner: Bennett
 
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