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1894-O BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6469

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,138,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 30.6 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 12.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6020, illustrated, sold for $3,565.00

NGC MS-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8412, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

Notes:

"New Orleans' coins are often scarce in high grades because they usually strike so poorly. A majority of the 1894-O's are weakly struck on the reverse, but come with nice surfaces and luster."

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

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