Laibstain. Hugon coin. Very nice example with mellow toning and good strike. Tied with two others for finest known, one of the many tough coins in the set in gem and better.
David Akers: The 1899-O Barber Half Dollar is not as rare as any of the O Mint issues preceding it or those that follow through 1906; in fact, it is relatively available in grades up to and including Choice Uncirculated. However, above that level it is very scarce and true Gems...are rare.