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1895-S BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6473

Mintage:

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

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-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