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PCGS Nos: 5622, 5685, 85685


Circulation strikes: 12,624,000
Proofs: 846

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: ±24.3 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±6.25 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6174, plated, sold for $2,300.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 595, illustrated, sold for $1,438.00

NGC Proof-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 415, illustrated, sold for $2,760.00  From the Philadelphia Family Collection

Very Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 330, sold for $1,150.00

Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1232, sold for $529.00

Brilliant Uncirculated, or nearly so.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 782, not plated, sold for $115.00


"1899-P has the highest mintage of the entire series, yet 12 coins have higher mint state populations. This is another reminder that middle years tend to be overlooked."

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

1. "The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David & John Feigenbaum