Only two individuals in United States Mint history have gone down in history with their names associated with circulation coin program designs. The first was George T. Morgan who designed the Morgan Silver Dollar produced from 1878 to 1904. The second was Charles E. Barber, 6th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, who created the shared images of the dime, quarter, and half dollar used from 1892 to 1916. Now, 90% Silver Barber Halves with a total $1 Face Value are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of protective plastic bags!
- Includes two coins in total!
- Available date marks include 1892 to 1916!
- Consists of .36169 Troy ounces of actual silver content per coin.
- Issued individual face values of $.50 (USD) by the United States.
- The obverse depicts Lady Liberty.
- On the reverse is the heraldic eagle of the United States.
- Cull coins.
- Please remember you may receive matching or varied date marks on your coins.
Charles E. Barber is part of the only father-son duo to hold the position of Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. Not only did Barber and his father, William Barber, both hold the same bust, but the duo held the post in successive order with Charles replacing his father in the role upon the elder Barber’s death.
William Barber served as the 5th Chief Engraver of the US Mint from 1869 to 1880. Upon his death, his son Charles took over as the 6th Chief Engraver and held the position for an astonishing 37 years in total. Like his father, Charles E. Barber served as the Chief Engraver until his death in 1917.
The obverse face of all 90% Silver Barber Halves includes a right-profile bust of Lady Liberty. This bust of Liberty was created by Barber in 1892 and featured on the dime, quarter, and half dollar in this series through 1916. The bust of Liberty showcases her figure with a crown wreath and a cap keeping her hair up in a bun.
On the reverse side of 90% Silver Barber Halves is a depiction of the heraldic eagle of the United States. The first heraldic eagle was designed in 1794 by Robert Scot, the mint’s 1st Chief Engraver. Each subsequent design of the heraldic eagle was modified and made unique by other designers and Chief Engravers. Barber’s design includes the American bald eagle in front-facing relief with the arrows of war in one talon and an olive branch in the other.
These 90% Silver Barber Halves are available to you with a total face value of $1 (USD). The coins are packaged together in pairs inside of a plastic bag. Individual coins are all cull specimens with heavy wear and tear, as well as other signs of obvious damage. This can include severe damage such as holes, bends, or deep scratches. Please note your bag may contain coins with matching dates or different dates. All date marks will be between 1892 and 1916.
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