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1913 BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6527, 6560

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 188,000
Proofs: 627

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 518, illustrated, sold for $4,140.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

Notes:
"As we enter the last years of the series we find Philadelphia issues with very low mintages. However, they are not as scarce as we might think because they were saved. 1913-P has increased in rarity in total mint state from R3 [Scarce] to R4 [Very Scarce] since 1991. It has also climbed up the rankings from 29th to 24th. Though very scarce, with patience one can usually be found though MS 66. There are no MS 67 or better coins [as of the end of 1999]. Like most P-mints, this date comes well struck with nice luster."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 13 PR-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