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1892-S BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6464

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,029,028
Proofs: 0

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 30.6 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 12.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Notes:
"1892-S is scarcer than one might think, given its mintage of more than a million and for being the first year of issue. Generally this coin comes well struck with nice luster."

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1340 at $632.50

MS-60 Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5644, not illustrated, sold for $488.75

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