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1895-O BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6472

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,766,000
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

Notes:
"Though the mintages are lower, the three 1895 issues are similar to those of 1894. Like 1894, it is the O-mint here that has the lowest mint state population and also, it is the S-mint that is the scarcest in Gem condition.  The 1895-O has a typical O-mint strike with softness on Liberty's head (obverse) and along a vertical passing though the right of the shield and the eagle's claw (reverse)."

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

Recent appearances:
ANACS Net EF-45, AU Details, Cleaned, Retoned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8414, not illustrated, 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