Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:133, $3,850 - The Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3182, $12,650 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4073, $8,225
John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4208, $6,037.50 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman
New England Museum - Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:436, $23,500
Bill Nagle, sold privately in 5/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30551, $4,993.75
Heritage 9/2003:7129 - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2931, $2,990
Most of the Barber Halves of the 1890s are of similar rarity, at least in terms of the number of certified examples. The 1892 is one big exception where the population is excessively high due to the fact that collectors hoarded the first year of issue. The 1895 is fairly plentiful in Mint State, but most examples grade out at MS63. In MS66 and better grades, this date is very rare, with only a few examples available to collectors.
The luster on 1895 Half Dollars is usually frosty, and most examples show a good to a strong strike.
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