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Obverse of 1907-O Barber Half Dollar     Reverse of 1907-O Barber Half Dollar


1907-O BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6510

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,946,600
Proofs: 0

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 30.6 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 12.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6275, illustrated, not sold

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1068, not plated, sold for $632.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 504, sold for $287.50

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1069, not plated, sold for $161.00

Notes:

"...the 1907-O is probably the worst struck coin of the Barber Half series. However, it makes up in surface quality and luster what it lacks in strike - there are four graded MS 67 [as of 1999]! "Mumps" specimens are fairly common and most exaggerated in this date. 1907-O has increased in rarity from R1 [Very Common] to R2 [Common] since 1991."1

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

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