The coins of the Barber Coinage represent one of the remaining 90% silver coins still around that investors can purchase for low premiums over the spot price of silver. The half dollar in the Barber Coinage has 90% silver content with a balance of 10% copper that provided durability in circulation. Though not a valuable collectible piece, these coins still have value as a physical silver product to own courtesy of that 90% silver content. Now, 90% Silver Barber Half Dollars totaling $500 (USD) are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of a bag!
- Boasts 1000 US half dollars in all!
- Date marks include the years from 1892 to 1916!
- Consists of .36169 Troy ounces of actual silver content per coin.
- Issued individual face values of $.50 (USD) per coin by the United States.
- On the obverse is Lady Liberty.
- The reverse bears the American eagle.
- Average circulated condition.
- Please keep in mind that you will likely receive several different date marks.
The rise of the Barber Coinage design was rooted in the discontent of the American public with the nation’s coin designs in the 19th century. In 1876, Galaxy magazine ran an article with a focus on the current state of design in American coins. In part, the article asked “why is it we have the ugliest money of all civilized nations? The design is poor, commonplace, tasteless, and characterless.”
Things didn’t get much better that decade with the release of the Morgan Silver Dollar design, and opinion deteriorated further in the 1880s with the release of the Liberty Head Nickel. In response, the US Mint and Treasury authorized the replacement of the dime, quarter, and half dollar with new images. Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber’s designs were eventually chosen.
On the obverse side of the 90% Silver Barber Half Dollar is a right-profile bust of Liberty. She wears a wreath crown on her head and has her hair up in a cap. The design field includes a date mark, 13 stars, and the national motto.
The reverse face of 90% Silver Barber Half Dollars includes Barber’s version of the heraldic eagle of the United States. This iconic seal includes an American bald eagle with the US heraldic shield on its chest. Inscriptions on this face include only the nation of issue and the denomination.
These 90% Silver Barber Half Dollar coins are available in a bag with a total of 250 coins for a $500 (USD) face value. Please keep in mind that you will most likely find a wide variety of date marks in your bag given the high number of coins inside. Those dates will all fall between 1892 and 1916. These coins are all in average circulated condition, which means you can expect to see varying levels of wear and tear common to circulated currency.
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