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Obverse of 1908-S Barber Half Dollar     Reverse of 1908-S Barber Half Dollar


1908-S BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6515

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,644,828
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

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Recent appearances:

Notes:
"1908-S is similar to 1907-S except there are almost twice as many AU 55-58 and MS 64 graded, but few are MS 60-62. This coin is highly under-appreciated in today's market."1

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 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