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Obverse of 1900 Barber Half Dollar     Reverse of 1900 Barber Half Dollar


1900 BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6486, 6547

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,762,000
Proofs: 912

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 30.6 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 12.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6035, illustrated, sold for $5,405.00

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8434, illustrated, sold for $2,415.00

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1716, sold for $4,025.00

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1048, not plated, sold for $253.00

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1049, not plated, sold for $218.50

Notes:

"1900-P has a surprisingly high population for a P-mint in the middle of the series. Its rarity has pretty much remained unchanged since we last looked at it in 1991. This coin comes with a typically nice strike and decent luster."1

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-67.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

1. "The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David & John Feigenbaum