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1904-S 50c PCGS MS65

Rare Date - Key to the Set

Eye Appeal:
Degree of Toning: 3/10
DLRC Inventory #: 1003045

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Auction Name: Internet Auction #922.
Closed On: Sunday, August 21, 2016 9:25 PM.
Realized: $32,000.

Item Description:
In a word -- wow! It's not very often we are able to offer a mint state 1904-S Barber half. And, far less often, a gem example of this date. The 1904-S is the undisputed key to the Barber half dollar set in high grade and is truly underrated compared to other contemporary issues like the 1901-S quarter, which is more plentiful and more than double the value. This example is fully struck with honey-golden toning over carefully preserved surfaces. Just 3 examples certified at PCGS in this grade. A few are known finer but their price goes up dramatically.

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1904-S 50c PCGS/CAC MS65

$43,500.00

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1904-S 50c PCGS VG Details (Scratch)

$42.00

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1904-S 50c PCGS MS64

$17,000.00

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Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 6500 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Half Dollars
Series: Barber Halves
Type: Liberty head (Barber)
Years for Type: 1892-1915
Strike: Business
Denomination: Half dollar
Mint Location: San Francisco
Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Weight: 12.5g
Edge Type: Reeded
Mintage: 553,038