TOUGH DATE 1892-S BARBER HALF NGC 2
Lot Number:8
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Start Time:6/9/2024 4:00:00 AM
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The 1892-S Barber Half Dollar can be a valuable coin, particularly in high grades. Here's a breakdown of what to consider to determine its worth:

Mintage and Scarcity:

  • The "S" mintmark indicates it was produced at the San Francisco mint.
  • While mintage figures aren't readily available for all Barber Half Dollars, 1892-S is generally considered a lower mintage year compared to regular Philadelphia mint Barber Halves. This scarcity contributes to its value.

Grading and Condition:

A coin's condition significantly impacts its value. Here's a general idea:

  • Circulated Condition: These coins have been in everyday use and will show wear. Depending on the remaining details, their value can range from $175 to $1,125. More worn specimens might be closer to $175, while those with discernable features like Liberty's face and lettering could reach higher values within this range.
  • Uncirculated Condition: Coins that were never circulated and remain in mint state can be significantly more valuable. Professional grading services like PCGS or NGC assign a grade (MS-60 to MS-70) that determines the exact worth. Generally, higher grades with sharper details and full luster will command premium prices. An MS-64 grade can reach several thousand dollars, while exceptionally well-preserved MS-70 coins can potentially reach $40,000 or even higher.

Additional Factors:

  • Toning: Similar to other silver coins, toning can add a unique patina and influence the value for some collectors depending on the color and distribution.

Recommendation:

For the most accurate valuation of your 1892-S Barber Half Dollar, it's highly recommended to get it professionally graded by a reputable service like PCGS or NGC. This grading establishes the coin's condition and provides a more precise market value. This information is crucial if you're considering selling or keeping the coin as part of your collection.

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