In 1910, the Senate passed a measure that would give former president Teddy Roosevelt $10,000 a year. This pension, worth approximately a quarter of a million dollars when adjusted for inflation, was the first of its kind for former presidents. Could this 1910 half dollar have been part of Roosevelt’s stipend?
The Philadelphia Mint struck proof Half Dollars of the Barber type every year from 1892 through 1915. The first-year 1892 is a perennial favorite among type collectors, while the 1913, 1914 and 1915 enjoy strong market demand due to the limited mintages of their identically dated business strike counterparts.