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Obverse of 1911 Barber Half Dollar     Reverse of 1911 Barber Half Dollar


1911 BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6521, 6558

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,406,000
Proofs: 543

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: ±30.6 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±12.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 515, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

NGC Proof 65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1784, not illustrated, sold for $2,012.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 516, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6031, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 746, illustrated, sold for $1,784.00

Notes:

"1911-P is a common date in all grades though MS 66. It comes with a decent strike and nice luster."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-68'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