Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,604,000
Catalog: KM-116
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.97 (9/27/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 9/17/2015

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1915 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 21.00 26.00 58.00 125 235 380 430 475 535 575 635 725 1025 1500 3250 7750 19000 - - -
$ - - 450 525 - - - 800 1125 1650 3700 8225 29900 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 515
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Price
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1271 $6,325.00
7/3/2011 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 3094, 3094/Lot# 1491 $38.00
4/15/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/15/2012, 18/Lot# 39976 $55.00
4/22/2013 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3427, 3427/Lot# 1871 $470.00
6/29/2014 PCGS F 15   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 810, 819/Lot# 147 $75.00
1/29/2015 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1217/Lot# 3896 $2,232.50
1/30/2015 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3519, 6088/Lot# 21085 $587.50
  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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