would love to upgrade - bid the Hayes 58 last year and was the high bidder for 55 seconds. If anybody has a nice original AU for sale or trade please email me.
David Akers: With the exception of the 1892-O Micro O variety, the 1904-S Barber Half Dollar is by far the rarest issue of the series in terms of overall mint state rarity. In Gem condition, this issue is extremely rare...
James A. Stack - Stack's 3/1975:612 - Stack's 3/1984:788 - David Akers 11/1992 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3211, $138,000
San Francisco Mint - Bowers & Merena 11/1984:830 - Paramount “Auction '85” 7/1985:1242 - Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:162 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4237, $92,000 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 1/2011:5580, $126,500
Peake Collection - New Netherlands 6/1955:719 - Norweb - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3634 - Heritage 1/1999:6792 - David Lawrence - Dr. Peter Shireman
San Francisco Mint - J.M. Clapp - John H. Clapp - Clapp Estate (1942) - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2102 - Stellar Collection - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3895,$80,500 - Heritage 9/2009:809, $74,750