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1909-S Barber Half Dollar Obverse     1909-S Barber Half Dollar Reverse


PCGS No: 6518


Circulation strikes: 1,764,000
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 Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Recent appearances:

"1909-S has remained the same in rarity since 1991, but has decreased in the total mint state rankings (from 23rd to 32nd). Like other San Francisco issues, it comes with a decent strike and nice luster. A high percentage of its population lies in MS 65 and better coins, particularly in superb Gems."1

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-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