Although previous circulation silver coins in the United States are often referred to as junk silver from a collectible standpoint, these coins still possess 90% silver content that makes them an affordable option for investors. 90% silver coins are often available in bulk lots and are much more affordable than modern silver bullion coins, while will offering an outlet for increasing physical silver holdings. Right now, 90% Silver Barber Half Dollars are available to purchase online at Silver.com in $1 Face Value lots.
- Ships to you in a bag of 2 US Half Dollars from the Barber Coinage!
- Includes date marks from 1892 to 1916!
- Consists of .36169 Troy ounces of actual silver content.
- Bears individual face values of $.50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- On the obverse is Lady Liberty.
- The reverse features the heraldic eagle.
- Please keep in mind that the coins could have the same dates or different dates.
Each of the $1 Face Value lots of 90% Silver Barber Half Dollars you receive in this listing come in a plastic bag containing 2 US Half Dollars. Both coins are guaranteed to come from the Barber Coinage period and will have 90% silver content with a balance of 10% copper included. The coins in this listing are available in average circulated condition, indicating that each has the typical signs of wear and tear from use in circulation.
Barber Half Dollars were produced by the United States Mint between 1892 and 1916. Though the coins were still available in 1916, most of the date marks end in 1915 as the US Mint was switching over to the new Walking Liberty Half Dollar design in 1916. Mint marks on the Barber Half Dollars include a “D” for the Denver Mint, “O” for the New Orleans Mint, or “S” for the San Francisco Mint. Each is located below the eagle on the reverse. Philadelphia Mint coins have no mint mark.
On the obverse side of 90% Silver Barber Half Dollars is a right-profile bust of Lady Liberty. She wears a wreath crown with her hair up in a bun or cap. The date mark is engraved below her bust with “In God We Trust” above and 13 stars around the edge of the design field.
The reverse face of the 90% Silver Barber Half Dollars includes the image of the heraldic eagle. The American bald eagle has the national shield on its chest, a ribbon in its beak, an olive branch in one talon, and arrows in the other. The bird looks to the olive branch in this design. 13 stars are arranged in a cluster above its head and the nation of issue and face value are inscribed on this face.
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