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1901 BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6489, 6548

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,268,000
Proofs: 813

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-65 Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 498, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

PCGS Proof 63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1778, not illustrated, sold for $862.00

MS-60+.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 740, not illustrated, sold for $288.00

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1051, not plated, sold for $241.50

Notes:
"A very good year for Barber halves. Two of the three issues are among the top five regular dates in the series. 1901-P is a slightly better P-mint which comes with the usual P-mint strike and luster."1

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

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