The 1915 Barber half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1915 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Barber Half Dollar
Year: 1915
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .36169 oz.
Total Weight: 12.50 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value:

The US minted the 1915 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1915 D half dollar and 1915 S half dollar. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin below the eagle.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1915 Philadelphia 138,000
1915 D Denver 1,170,400
1915 S San Francisco 1,604,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is as of . This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of per ounce.

The 1915 half dollar with no mint mark is the most rare and valuable series. This coin is worth around $85 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $375. In extremely fine condition the value is around $650. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,500 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $2,250.

The 1915 D half dollar is worth around $20 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $130 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $200. In uncirculated condition the price is around $550 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $850.

The 1915 S half dollar is worth around $20 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $110 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $200. In uncirculated condition the price is around $550 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $900.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are each valued at around $1,200 in PR 63 condition. There were only 450 proof coins minted.

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Grading System

Good- The date and the inscriptions are readable. The word "LIBERTY" inscribed on Liberty's headband has been completely worn off.

Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" inscribed on Liberty's headband is visible but plain.

Extremely fine- The word "LIBERTY" inscribed on Liberty's headband is sharp. The edges on Liberty's headband are distinct.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

PR 63 proof- This coin has reflective surfaces and only a few blemishes away from the major focal points. There are no major flaws.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1916 Half Dollar
1914 Half Dollar
1913 Half Dollar