Choice About Uncirculated. Ex
- Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1062,
not plated, withdrawn
"1904-S is not only the
scarcest regular issue in the half dollar set, but it also has a far lower
population than the 1901-S
Quarter and 1895-O
Dime. Its rarity is usually not appreciated until you try to assemble a
set and you can't find one, even after years of looking. Trying to purchase
one at auction is an eye-opening experience.
1904-S comes well struck with nice
luster, but not all of the certified coins are "fresh" looking.
Still, more than 20% of the population are graded MS 65 or higher."1
The finest example graded by
PCGS is a single MS-67.
Sources and/or recommended
"The PCGS Population Report, January 2002" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service
1. "The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David
& John Feigenbaum