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1893-S BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6467

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 740,000
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:
"1893-S is one of our favorite dates and for good reason. Not only is it rare in Gem condition, but it's also in great demand in circulated grades from VG up. For an S-mint this coin is not well struck on the obverse. Details of Liberty's hair over her forehead and on the word LIBERTY itself will be soft. Some of the certified coins we've seen have indifferent luster."


The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

Recent appearances:
Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1033, not plated, sold for $172.50

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