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1908-D BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6513

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,280,000
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

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 444, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 743, illustrated, sold for $834.00

ANACS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6029, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 744, not illustrated, sold for $288.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 506 @$138.00

Notes:

"1908-D&O have similar overall populations, but they are very different in appearance. 1908-D comes with a decent strike and luster and there are a high number of Gems and superb Gems graded. However 1908-O, which is often softly struck, comes with such nice surfaces and luster that an incredible number of Gems and superb Gems are in the pop reports."1

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 4 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