|The 1909 Barber Half is one of the most available dates in the series in mint state condition. However, the coin is most frequently encountered in grades of MS64 or below; in MS65 and above, the coin is much rarer. The present example features a medley of pastel violet, greenish-yellow, and lilac patina which resides on highly lustrous surfaces. A solid strike results in excellent definition on the design elements. A few trivial marks concealed within the toning likely limit the grade.