Images courtesy of Northeast
NGC Proof-67. Ex -
Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27,
NGC Proof-67 Cameo (illustrated
above). Ex - Northeast Numismatics, offered on Ebay (#3004697845) with
a closing date of February 9, 2003 and a Buy-It-Now price of $6,900.00
PCGS Proof 67. Ex - Ira &
Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection,
Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1776, illustrated, sold for
PCGS Proof-65 Cameo. Ex
– American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,”
Lot 496, illustrated, sold for $3,565.00 From the Luther A. Breck
Proof-63. Ex- Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale",
October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6833, not illustrated, not sold
Proof-62 Questionable Toning. Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions,
Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6832,
not illustrated, not sold
Choice Brilliant Proof. Ex - Stack's "65th
Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1043, not plated, sold
PCGS MS-64. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles'
"The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot
739, not illustrated, sold for $862.00
Brilliant Uncirculated. Ex - Stack's "65th
Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1044, not plated, sold
quarters and half dollars of this year are all similar in their scarcity
patterns. The P-mints have high mintages and are available in AU and most
mint state grades. In the case of the 1898-P half, the population stops at
MS 66 - none have been graded higher. This coin comes with a decent strike
and nice luster.
The finest Uncirculated
examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.
The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 12 PR-67's.
The finest Proof Cameo
example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.
The finest Proof Deep Cameo
example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.
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