Images courtesy of David
Lawrence Rare Coins
"This is a
good year for Barber halves. Mintage of all three dates is fairly low and
none of the coins has a Rarity Rating less than R3 [Scarce].
moved up in rarity from R4 [Very Scarce] in the last edition (1991). This
coin comes nice, as evidenced by the five coins graded MS 66. However, like
some other S-mints, it sometimes will have planchet striations (due to worn
out roller fingers during planchet stock preparation)."
The finest examples graded
by PCGS are 6 MS-66's.
PCGS MS-62. Ex - Bowers &
Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II",
March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1775, sold for $1,610.00
About Uncirculated. Ex-
Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 489, sold
Sources and/or recommended
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service
"The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David
& John Feigenbaum