The Barber Coinage Series is the name for the dime, quarter, and half-dollar designs used by the United States Mint from 1892 to 1916. The coins are so-named because US Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber was the man behind the design of the coins. He created a shared obverse design of Liberty, with a common reverse of the heraldic eagle for the quarter and half dollar. Today, 90% Silver Barber Halves are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of a plastic bag of two coins!
- Date marks include 1892 to 1916!
- Consists of .36169 Troy ounce of actual silver content per coin.
- The individual face values of $.50 (USD) are fully backed by the US government.
- Lady Liberty is depicted on the obverse of the coins.
- Heraldic eagle of the United States is featured on the reverse side.
- Please keep in mind your two coins could have matching date marks or varying date marks.
All US coins produced for circulation today use a cupro-nickel alloy. The alloy is not only more affordable to use in producing coins for circulation, it also ensures that the metallic value of the coins is not greater than the assigned face value. Cupro-nickel alloys also provide greater durability. Prior to 1965, however, coins such as the Barber Half Dollars were issued with 90% silver and 10% copper, making each coin an affordable investment in silver regardless of the condition of the design.
These 90% Silver Barber Halves are available to you today in a plastic bag containing 2 individual Barber Half Dollars. Each coin has 90% silver content and a face value of $.50 (USD) for a total of $1 (USD) in the bag. Date marks in this series range from 1892 to 1916. We cannot guarantee the date marks of the coins you receive, so please keep in mind it is possible your two coins will have matching date marks or could have different date marks. As Very Good-plus coins, you will find medium to heavy wear present with some details still visible.
Lady Liberty is depicted on the obverse face of the 90% Silver Barber Halves in this product listing. This right-profile bust of Liberty was created by Barber in 1892 and depicts Liberty with a crown wreath on her head that is tied off in the back. You will also notice 13 stars around the design edge, the date mark at the bottom, and the national motto above.
The heraldic eagle of the United States is the focal point of the design on the reverse of 90% Silver Barber Halves. The heraldic eagle was first introduced on American coinage in 1794. It has been updated numerous times in American history, with Barber developing his own version for use on the quarter and the half dollar in the Barber Coinage Series.
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