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1906 BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6504, 6553

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,638,000
Proofs: 675

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-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 507, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 508, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

ANACS Proof-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6280, not illustrated, sold for $862.50

Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 443, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

Proof-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1349, sold for $345.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6026, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1064, not plated, sold for $747.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1065, not plated, sold for $195.50

Notes:

"Mint state rankings haven't changed much for these four issues since 1991. 1906-P is a common date up though MS 65...  It comes with a decent strike and luster."1

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 11 PR-67's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, January 2002" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

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