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1906-S BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6507

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,740,154
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

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6274, illustrated, sold for $7,130.00, From the Glenn J. Church Collection

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1782, illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8421, illustrated, sold for $4,715.00

Notes:

"1906-S has increased in rarity since 1991, when it was rated R2 [Common] in mint state. This coin comes well struck with very nice luster, as evidenced by the large number of superb Gems graded. There are even two in MS 68! The only other date with two is the 1905-O. Like other S-mints, some coins have planchet striations."1

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-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