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Obverse of 1902 Barber Half Dollar     Reverse of 1902 Barber Half Dollar


1902 BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6492, 6549

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,922,000
Proofs: 777

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 Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 499, illustrated, sold for $4,370.00  From the Philadelphia Family Collection

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 500, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00  From the Luther A. Breck Family Collection

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6259, illustrated, sold for $3,450.00  From the Alex Highland Collection 

NGC Proof 64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1779, not illustrated, sold for $949.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 300, plated, sold for $1,495.00

NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 742, illustrated, sold for $977.00

Proof-60, Impaired.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5662, not illustrated, sold for $316.25

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8416, not illustrated, sold for $442.75

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1054, not plated, sold for $230.00

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1055, not plated, sold for $241.50

Notes:
"Though 1902 is a high mintage year, the three coins follow along the same pattern as those of 1901. 1902-P is similar to 1901-P, but has fewer coins graded above MS 65."1

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

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