BCCS Barber Halves Rarity Ratings


1904-S Barber Half

In 2007, the Barber Coin Collectors' Society conducted a survey to ascertain rarity ratings for Barber Halves. The survey did not estimate the actual number of surviving pieces, but rather a rating for relative availability and rarity.


 
       Results of BCCS Barber Halves Rarity Survey - 2007


For the sake of this survey, the following rarity ratings were used:

    R1:  Common date and grade, readily available
    R2:  Less common - Better date and grade
    R3:  Tough date – available, but may require some looking
    R4:  Scarce – may or may not find at larger shows/auctions
    R5:  Very scarce – only a few offered for sale each year
    R6:  Extremely scarce - almost never seen, only one or two may be offered for sale in a year’s time
    R7:  Rare – a single specimen might, on average, be offered for sale once every few years
    R8:  Unique, or nearly so

Date AG G VG F VF XF AU MS
  1892   -   R2   R2   R2   R2   R2   R1   R1
  1892-O   -   R3   R3   R4   R4   R3   R3   R2
  1892-o   R6   R6   R7   R7    R7   R7   R7    R7
  1892-S   -   R3   R3   R4   R5   R4   R3   R3
  1893   -   R2   R3   R3   R3   R3   R3   R2
  1893-O   -   R2   R3   R3   R3   R2   R3   R2
  1893-S   -   R3   R3   R4   R5   R5   R5   R5
  1894   -   R3   R3   R4   R4   R4   R4   R2
  1894-O   -   R2   R2   R3   R3   R3   R3   R3
  1894-S   -   R2   R2   R2   R3   R3   R3   R3
  1895   -   R2   R2   R3   R3   R3   R3   R2
  1895-O   -   R2   R2   R3   R4   R4   R3   R3
  1895-S   -   R2   R3   R3   R4   R4   R3   R3
  1896   -   R2   R3   R3   R3   R3   R3   R3
  1896-O   -   R3   R3   R4   R4   R5   R5   R6
  1896-S   -   R3   R3   R3   R4   R4   R5   R5
  1897   -   R1   R1   R2   R2   R2   R2   R2
  1897-O   -   R3   R3   R4   R4   R5   R5   R5
  1897-S   -   R3   R3   R4   R4   R5   R5   R5
Date AG G VG F VF XF AU MS
  1898   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R2
  1898-O   -   R3   R3   R4   R5   R5   R5   R5
  1898-S   -   R2   R3   R3   R3   R3   R3   R5
  1899   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R2
  1899-O   -   R2   R2   R3   R3   R3   R3   R3
  1899-S   -   R3   R3   R4   R4   R3   R3   R4
  1900   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1
  1900-O   -   R2   R2   R3   R4   R4   R4   R5
  1900-S   -   R2   R2   R3   R3   R3   R3   R5
  1901   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R2
  1901-O   -   R2   R2   R3   R4   R4   R4   R5
  1901-S   -   R3   R3   R4   R4   R5   R5   R6
  1902   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R2
  1902-O   -   R2   R2   R3   R3   R3   R4   R4
  1902-S   -   R2   R2   R3   R3   R4   R4   R4
  1903   -   R2   R2   R3   R4   R4   R4   R4
  1903-O   -   R2   R2   R3   R3   R3   R4   R3
  1903-S   -   R2   R2   R3   R3   R4   R4   R4
  1904   -   R1   R1   R2   R2   R2   R2   R4
  1904-O   -   R2   R3   R3   R4   R5   R5   R5
  1904-S   -   R2   R3   R4   R4   R5   R5   R6
Date AG G VG F VF XF AU MS
  1905   -   R2   R3   R3   R4   R4   R4   R4
  1905-O   -   R2   R3   R4   R4   R4   R4   R4
  1905-S   -   R1   R2   R3   R3   R3   R3   R4
  1906   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1
  1906-D   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R2
  1906-O   -   R1   R2   R2   R3   R4   R4   R3
  1906-S   -   R2   R2   R3   R3   R4   R4   R3
  1907   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1
  1907-D   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R2
  1907-O   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R2
  1907-S   -   R2   R2   R4   R4   R5   R5   R5
  1908   -   R1   R1   R2   R2   R2   R2   R3
  1908-D   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R2
  1908-O   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R2
  1908-S   -   R2   R2   R3   R4   R4   R4   R5
  1909   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1
  1909-O   -   R2   R2   R2   R3   R3   R3   R4
  1909-S   -   R1   R1   R2   R2   R3   R3   R3
  1910   -   R2   R3   R4   R4   R4   R4   R3
  1910-S   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R2   R2   R4
Date AG G VG F VF XF AU MS
  1911   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1
  1911-D   -   R2   R2   R2   R2   R3   R3   R2
  1911-S   -   R1   R1   R2   R2   R3   R3   R5
  1912   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1
  1912-D   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1
  1912-S   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R2   R2   R3
  1913   -   R3   R3   R4   R4   R5   R5   R4
  1913-D   -   R2   R2   R2   R2   R2   R2   R2
  1913-S   -   R2   R2   R3   R3   R3   R3   R3
  1914   -   R2   R3   R4   R4   R4   R4   R4
  1914-S   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R3   R3   R3
  1915   -   R3   R3   R4   R4   R4   R5   R4
  1915-D   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1
  1915-S   -   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1   R1

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