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1894 BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6468, 6541

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,148,000
Proofs: 972

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

Notes:
"1894-P is similar to 1893-P except that it is far more common in Gem condition. This, despite having a lower mintage. Its appearance is typical of most Barber P-mints."

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


The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 7 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7428, illustrated, sold for $5,520.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8433, illustrated, not sold

NGC Proof-65 Cameo.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 736, illustrated, sold for $1,879.00

PCGS Proof 65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1769, illustrated, sold for $2,127.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6258, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00  From the Alex Highland Collection

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 735, illustrated, sold for $2,645.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6033, not illustrated, sold for $862.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 400, not plated, sold for $316.25

PCGS AU-58 Premium Quality.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1770, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

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