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Obverse of 1900-S Barber Half Dollar     Reverse of 1900-S Barber Half Dollar


1900-S BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6488

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,560,322
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

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6271, illustrated, sold for $2300.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1050, not plated, sold for $322.00

SEGS EF-40.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 299, sold for $115.00

Notes:

"1900-S is the third "Philippine" date. In our last book on Barber halves this coin was ranked 4th in mint state. Since then its population has more than doubled, although it remains very scarce in Gem and superb Gem condition. It comes well struck with nice luster, but sometimes with planchet striations (see 1896-S)."1

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

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