DESCRIPTION Exceptional Gem 1910 Half DollarJust 1 Finer at NGC1910 Barber Half Dollar. MS-65 (NGC). CAC.
Brilliant and frosty-white surfaces are fully lustrous with a sharply executed strike. Scattered traces of golden-bronze toning further enhances the eye appeal. One of the finest known survivors, only 1 example has been graded finer by NGC and just 3 rank higher at CAC.
1910 begins an era of reduced demand for new circulation strike half dollar coinage that would continue through the end of the Barber series in 1915. With the sole exception of the 1912-D, all issues from these years have a mintage of fewer than 2 million coins, and many are far fewer than 1 million. Additionally, the Denver Mint was not called upon to strike half dollars at all in 1910 or 1914. In 1910 the Philadelphia Mint produced only 418,000 circulation strikes of this denomination, the fifth lowest mintage for the type. Readily obtainable in lower Mint State grades, nonetheless, the 1910 is scarce as a Gem with demand particularly strong for such coins among advanced collectors.PCGS# 6519. NGC ID: 24NB. http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/6519http://www.ngccoin.com/NGCCoinExplorer/CoinDetail.aspxUCID=24NB
NGC Census: 8; with a single MS-66 finer at this service.
CAC Population: 12; 3 finer.