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1903-S BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6497

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,920,772
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

Notes:
"1903-S has not changed much in mint state rankings, but is now rated R4 [Very Scarce]. This coin comes well struck with nice luster and sometimes with die striations (see 1896-S). The high number of MS 65 coins keep this issue affordable in Gem condition."

Recent appearances:
About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1060, not plated, sold for $258.75

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

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

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