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1912-D BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6525

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,300,800
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-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1350, unsold

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1783, sold for $632.50

AU-58, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5660, not illustrated, sold for $258.75

Choice About Uncirculated. Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 405, not plated, sold for $253.00

Choice Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1076, not plated, sold for $201.25

Notes:
"1912-P&D both have very high populations... 1912-D is common in MS 65 and there are seven MS 66 (but none better). Both coins come with a decent strike and luster and it is surprising that there are so few superb Gems among them."1

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 6 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