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Obverse of 1906-D Barber Half Dollar     Reverse of 1906-D Barber Half Dollar


1906-D BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6505

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,028,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 30.6 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 12.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "D" (for Denver) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6027, illustrated, sold for $3,565.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6273, not illustrated, sold for $776.25

MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5655, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

AU-55.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 404, not plated, sold for $207.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1066, not plated, sold for $195.50

Notes:

"This is the first year of the Denver Mint and some branch-mint proofs/specimen-strikes may exist. These coins would be characterized by having very sharp details and a mirror finish. 1906-D has the highest mintage of any Denver issue and it is actually a little surprising that the population isn't higher. This coin comes well struck with nice luster."1

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66'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