[Michael Kittle Rare Coins Logo Image]

Home
About Us
1909 Mint Set
U.S. Coins
World Coins
Hall of Fame
U.S. Archive
U.S. Archive 2
U.S. Archive 3
U.S. Archive 4
World Archive
Services



1909-S Barber Half FS-501 Inverted Mintmark PCGS MS64
1909-S Barber Half FS-501 Inverted Mintmark PCGS MS64
Similar to the 1909-S Barber Quarter, the 1909-S Barber Half is not a difficult coin to acquire in circulated grades, but finding the coin in mint state is challenging. The present example was a blast white gem coin which I decided to submit to PCGS for crossover and variety designation in order to have the FS-501 Inverted Mintmark variety denoted on the holder. I have seen estimates that approximately one-quarter to one-third of the entire mintage of 1909-S Barber Half Dollars exhibit the inverted mintmark. The concept of an inverted S mintmark is difficult from some to comprehend, as would be an inverted O mintmark, but the difference is easily seen, especially when compared alongside a normal S mintmark. PCGS disagreed with the previous NGC grade of MS65 and the coin was downgraded to an MS64. Though the coin was almost certainly dipped in the past, has slightly muted luster and exhibits a few light abrasions, this coin is a very solid Barber Half and is very high end for the current MS64 grade.
 
Holder Obverse Image Holder Reverse Image
 
Large Photo (Full Size)
Holder Obverse Image (Full Size)
Holder Reverse Image (Full Size)
TrueView Image (Full Size)
 
If you wish to order or if you have any questions about this coin, please contact us at (818) 451-9199 or email mike@kittlecoins.com



U.S. Coins



 

Send e-mail to mike@kittlecoins.com with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright 2018 Michael Kittle Rare Coins
Last modified: 05/14/18