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Obverse of 1895-S Barber Half Dollar     Reverse of 1895-S Barber Half Dollar


PCGS No: 6473


Circulation strikes: 1,108,086
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

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

"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-P&S come well struck - the "P" having a more satiny luster, the "S" having a brighter, sometimes P/L finish."

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

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