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: $6.35 (5/6/2016)
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 is easily the most plentiful Barber half dollar from the San Francisco Mint when all grades are considered. However, Gem or finer examples are truly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/17/2015

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

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 506
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/10/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2607 $718.75
3/24/2010 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 8372 $862.50
10/24/2010 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 2947, 2947/Lot# 1708 $50.00
6/2/2013 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 118920 $23.77
7/27/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2238 $3,290.00
2/9/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 790, 799/Lot# 869 $325.00
3/31/2015 PCGS MS 92   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33187 $182.13
  PCGS MS 64   Bonhams $1,345.00


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