David Akers: The 1900-S is one of the unheralded rarities of the Barber Half Dollar series. It actually ranks in the top 20% of the series in terms of overall mint state rarity and Gems are especially elusive, very similar actually to Gems of the 1900-O issue.
Purchased by J.M. Clapp directly from the San Francisco Mint in 1900 - John H. Clapp - Clapp estate, 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2090 - John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4225, $23,000
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