1912-D BARBER 50C MS65

AN ORIGINAL GEM. CAC.
Grading Service: PCGS
SKU: 134183
Cert Number: 25501191
NGC Population: 65**
NGC Graded Higher: 17**
$2,250.00
Although more correctly described as the Liberty Head type, the Half Dollar produced from 1892 through 1915 has long carried the name of its designer, Chief Engraver Chares E. Barber.  The Barber Half Dollar series is a very interesting one.  With the exception of only the 1899 and 1908-O, all issues of this type have original mintages of fewer than 5 million coins.  Additionally, these coins were produced to meet strong demand in commercial channels, and heavily worn survivors are quite plentiful in numismatic circles.  The combination of limited mintages and widespread circulation means that all Barber Half Dollar issues are very scarce in the finer circulated grades.  Mint State survivors are also elusive, most owing their existence to a trio of dealers who tucked away a few rolls during the 1930s.  These have long since been broken up and the individual coins dispersed into the market.  The rarest Barber Halves are the 1893-S, 1896-O, 1896-S, 1897-O, 1897-S, 1901-S, 1904-S, 1913, 1914 and 1915.
**Source: PCGS Price Guide. Although we try to be as accurate as possible on the listed population, third party pricing and coin information, information constantly changes. We suggest you verify all information.