1899 BARBER HALF DOLLAR
PCGS Nos: 6483, 6546
Circulation strikes: 5,538,000
Designer: Charles E. Barber
Diameter: ±30.6 millimeters
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%
Weight: ±12.5 grams
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse
Images courtesy of Early
American History Auctions, Inc.
PCGS Proof-64. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale",
August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6034, not illustrated, sold for $2,415.00
Choice Brilliant Proof. Ex- Stack's "The September Sale",
September 12-13, 2000, Lot 494, sold for $517.50
Choice About Uncirculated. Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre
Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 403, not plated, sold for $212.75
Choice Extremely Fine. Ex - Stack's "65th
Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1046, not plated, sold
"Though 1899-P is fairly abundant in mint state, we have
sometimes had trouble finding a nice specimen for our customers. In fact, in
one case, it was the last coin found to complete an MS 64 and higher set.
Like most Philadelphia Barber halves, it comes with a decent strike and nice
The finest Uncirculated
example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.
The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.
The finest Proof Cameo
example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.
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
1. "The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David
& John Feigenbaum