The 1904-S Barber Half Dollar (Buy on eBay) is the rarest issue of the series in mint state grades. The vast majority of the original mintage of 553,038 pieces circulated heavily, leaving few surviving specimens graded MS60 or higher. At the gem level, the issue becomes exceedingly rare with approximately ten examples believed to exist graded MS65 or higher.
The finest known examples are three pieces graded MS67. Most recently, one of these pieces sold for $91,063 at auction in 2016.
- Designer: Charles E. Barber
- Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
- Weight: 12.50 grams
- Diameter: 30.6 mm
- Edge: Reeded