Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,358,550
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: $6.34 (5/6/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1898 S 50C MS obverse 1898 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In Premium Gem grade, the 1898-S is exceedingly rare. In the Price catalog, David Akers suggested that no more than 12 to 15 Gems exist, but the number is probably less than that.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/17/2015

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1898 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 30.00 55.00 105 185 440 480 550 650 950 1650 2350 3950 6700 11100 14500 - - - -
$ - - 610 725 1050 - 2550 4750 7500 12500 26000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 141
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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2/24/2003 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 577 $5,750.00
12/8/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 8495 $1,092.50
6/3/2013 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3433, 3433/Lot# 2007 $360.00
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3915 $4,700.00
9/29/2013 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 771, 780/Lot# 117 $1,000.00
1/5/2014 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131402/Lot# 22901 $152.75
6/29/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 191322 $500.00
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 5033 $4,700.00
8/13/2015 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10114 $7,637.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5912322038158610511124111012061333165818212233267134274347538764178360107071228715381
801552744497411075112411421248144117121958237929233734469457307065914211234133180
00000011241142124814411712195823792923373446945730706591421123400
00000011241174129115501767209625253175404050406074771299251176000
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