1895-S Barber Half Dollar. MS-66 (PCGS).Radiant mint frost and luster throughout, with no signs of toning of any sort present on the surfaces. Of course the quality is a delight to examine with both sides exceptionally smooth for an early mintmarked half dollar of this type. The 1895-S has always been known as a difficult issue to locate even in the finer circulated grades. Examples are prized for the limited mintage of 1,108,086 pieces, the present Gem solidly in the Condition Census.From the Magnolia Collection. Earlier ex our (American Numismatic Rarities) Kennywood Collection sale, lot 617; our sale of the Richard C. Jewell Collection, August 2011, lot 10390.