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: $6.56 (3/28/2017)
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: 531
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
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2607 $718.75
5/30/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 May/June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #438, 438/Lot# 1166 $1,092.50
8/26/2012 PCGS F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/26/2012, 37/Lot# 69826 $38.60
2/4/2013 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 3416, 3416/Lot# 2085 $58.75
11/1/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1191/Lot# 4072 $1,175.00
3/23/2014 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 796, 805/Lot# 873 $725.00
6/9/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20401 $217.38
3/31/2015 PCGS MS 92   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33187 $182.13
  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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