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Obverse of 1913-D Barber Half Dollar     Reverse of 1913-D Barber Half Dollar


1913-D BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6528

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 534,000
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

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6278, illustrated, not sold

MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1784, unsold

ANACS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6032, not illustrated, sold for $488.75

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1078, not plated, sold for $195.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 406, not plated, sold for $184.00

Notes:

"1913-D is readily available though MS 64, but there are not enough Gems or superb Gems to fill demand. This coin comes nice, but not as well struck as the 1913-P or 1913-S. 1913-D has not changed in rarity or ranking since 1991."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