Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 553,038
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: $5.68 (2/12/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1904 S 50C MS obverse 1904 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The rarity of Mint State 1904-S half dollars is well documented over many years. Only 553,038 coins were minted, the eighth-lowest production of the entire series. In Gem grades, the 1904-S is one of the rarest Barber halves aside from the 1892 Micro O variety, 1893-S, and 1900-O.

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Last Updated: 1/18/2016

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1904 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 150 480 1250 3300 5300 6550 7750 10250 13750 17000 20250 27000 46500 78000 132500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 192
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 67


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10/13/2011 PCGS VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8615 $105.00
10/31/2011 NGC G 6   Teletrade Auction 3164, 3164/Lot# 1390 $33.00
9/2/2012 NGC Details G Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131237/Lot# 20927 $69.00
3/30/2014 PCGS F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 331 $500.00
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30562 $38,187.50
6/29/2014 PCGS VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 94909 $106.00
10/30/2014 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4294 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1904 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59201502113819283149338639194304463052125563587964006853731793431119714163157711786721917
10630171414012335322835644047441348245329566860536551700879929961121861469916470192170
0000003564404744134824532956686053655170087992996112186146991647000
00000037414176452150185446577462266702716286681057913174152351716800
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