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Obverse of 1914-S Barber Half Dollar     Reverse of 1914-S Barber Half Dollar


1914-S BARBER HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6531

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 992,000
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

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 223, illustrated, sold for $920.00

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8429, not illustrated, sold for $207.00

Notes:
"Despite having eight times the mintage of the 1914-P, 1914-S has a lower mint state population. The two issues are not that much different in MS 65 populations, but the 1914-S has six (vs. one) MS 66 graded [as of the end of 1999]. This coin comes with a nice strike and luster."1

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 4 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