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1904 BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6498, 6551

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,992,000
Proofs: 670

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-67.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot

PCGS Proof 67.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1781, illustrated, sold for $6,037.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 503, illustrated, sold for $3,220.00  From the Philadelphia Family Collection

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 504, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6022, not illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 499, sold for $517.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1061, not plated, sold for $138.00

Notes:

"1904-P is the third scarcest P-mint in the set in mint state (behind 1903-P and 1915-P). This date comes with a typical P-mint strike and luster so it is surprising that so few Gems have shown up."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 8 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo example 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