1892-S Barber Half, Popular First-Year S-Mint, Good 4 PCGS. A former “manager” of ours at That Company used to object to the term “honest wear.” Well, here it is, folks. Honest wear. Honest wear. Honest wear. The 1892-S is always popular as the premier San Francisco issue in the series, although some collectors might be surprised to realize that it was actually the highest-mintage issue of the year at slightly over 1 million coins, a tad more than the 1892 Philly issue and way more than the 1892-O.