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    Desirable 1900-O Half Dollar, MS66
    The Norweb-Price 'Presentation' Specimen

    1900-O 50C MS66 PCGS Secure. CAC. Ex: Duckor/Norweb. This perfect dies piece has evidence of machine doubling on the reverse. The mintmark is a hair right of center and close to the tail feathers.
    Some design weakness is noted among the leaves on the obverse, and considerable weakness at the right side of the shield and the adjacent wing. The tail feathers, arrow feathers, and claws are indistinct. Such is the nature of 1900-O Barber half dollars; it is fair to say that a sharply struck example is probably nonexistent. This Premium Gem, pedigreed to the Price Collection and before that to the Norweb Collection, has bright silver surfaces with a touch of champagne and gold toning on each side. The fields are fully prooflike, with lustrous devices and obvious cameo contrast.
    This is only the second MS66 1900-O Barber half that we have offered in any auction dating back to 1993. The other coin was the Friend Collection specimen that we sold in January 2009, a frosty and lustrous representative.
    Over the past two decades, a number of fully prooflike Barber half dollars have appeared from old-time collections. More often than not, such coins are called "presentation" or "specimen" coins, as this piece has been called in the past. In the Norweb catalog, Dave Bowers wrote: "The surfaces are fully mirrorlike, quite similar to a contemporary Philadelphia Mint Proof, indicating that the piece was probably made for presentation or possibly for sale to a contemporary numismatist." David Akers wrote in the Price catalog: "Some O Mint Half Dollars of other dates have been seen with comparable quality surfaces to this coin, and it is possible that this specimen and the others were struck as presentation pieces ... ." Population (6/10): MS66 (2).
    Ex: Norweb Collection (Bowers and Merena, 11/1988), lot 3621; Dr. Thaine B. Price (David Akers, 5/1998), lot 149.
    From The Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection.
    (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 24MA, PCGS# 6487)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    August, 2010
    11th-15th Wednesday-Sunday
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