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PCGS No: 4808


Circulation strikes: 1,120,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 2.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) just below the wreath on the reverse

"1895-S is one of our favorite dates because it comes so nice. A fair percentage will be proof-like, some with deep mirror fields. Surprisingly this coin is rare is MS 65 and above-there are no MS 66 or higher graded coins. The population of MS64 coins has crept up in recent years, so you should be able to negotiate a good deal for a coin in this grade."

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David & John Feigenbaum

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service