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PCGS No: 6523


Circulation strikes: 1,272,000
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:
Choice Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1074, not plated, sold for $178.25

"1911-S has increased in rarity from R4 [Very Scarce] to R5 [Rare], and in ranking from 18th to 14th since 1991. This date is only a few coins from being an R6 [Very Rare] and is one of a bunch of issues that have populations lower than their demand. Some of the numbers in the pop reports undoubtedly represent resubmissions, so the actual number available is really less than it seems. This coin comes nice, but is so scarce that only three are above MS 65 [as of 1999]."1

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66'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