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Obverse of 1892 Barber Half Dollar     Reverse of 1892 Barber Half Dollar


1892 BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6461, 6539

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 934,000
Proofs: 1,245

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: ±30.6 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±12.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Notes:
"Though 1892-P has a low mintage, it has the highest mint state pop of any Barber half by far. As the first year of issue it was saved and is available in all grades though MS 67. This coin is generally well struck and comes with decent luster."

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 7 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7416, illustrated, sold for $5,175.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 487, illustrated, sold for $2,415.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

Proof-65.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 488, illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8432, illustrated, not sold

Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1336 sold for $632.50

PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6267, illustrated, sold for $3565.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6266, illustrated, sold for $2070.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1337, sold for $1,955.00

ICG MS-64.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5286, not plated, sold for $718.75

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6265, not illustrated, sold for $862.50

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 216, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1030, not plated, sold for $575.00

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1031, not plated, sold for $207.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David & John Feigenbaum