Barber Half Dollars

Telephone service began between New York and Chicago. Also in Chicago, 30-year-old soap salesman William Wrigley started selling chewing gum instead. The Coca-Cola Company was organized in Atlanta, and the first pneumatic tire was invented. 

The year was 1892, and new beginnings seemed to be the order of the day. That was the case in United States coinage, as well. Three new silver coins entered circulation that year. Sometimes identified as the Liberty Head half dollar, quarter and dime, they’re more often referred to by the name of their designer: U.S. Mint chief sculptor-engraver Charles E. Barber.

The fractional silver coins were long overdue for a facelift. All had carried the Seated Liberty portrait for more than half a century, and while it’s true that life was more leisurely back then, the pace of change in this case was downright glacial. The Mint had had little incentive to change the designs of these coins. Only one of the three, the S.... (Expand Text)

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1892-O BARBER 50C, MICRO O MS67 PCGS

MICRO O. GREAT BARBER HALF RARITY. GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH KISSED WITH VERY LIGHT PATINA AND AMBER PERIPHERAL TONING. LESS THAN 100 BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. SOLE SECOND FINEST GRADED. ATWATER PEDIGREE. CAC.
$165,000.00

1893-S BARBER 50C MS65 PCGS

GEM SATIN WHITE WITH SEMI PL SURFACES. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER.
$16,500.00

1895-O BARBER 50C MS66 PCGS

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH LIGHT AMBER/SEA GREEN TONING. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$17,500.00

1895-S BARBER 50C MS66+ PCGS

A SUPERB GEM. SATINY SURFACES WITH A TINGE ON IRIDESCENT PERIPHERAL TONING. CJUST TWO MS67 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$38,500.00

1895-S BARBER 50C MS67 NGC

GEM SURFACES. SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOR. TIED WITH 3 OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$32,950.00

1898 BARBER 50C PR67+ CACG

TARGET TONING. JUST 735 STRUCK. CAC.
$9,075.00

1898-S BARBER 50C MS66 PCGS

GEM, WELL STRUCK SURFACES WITH WHITISH SATIN LUSTER. JUST TWO MS66+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$12,650.00

1899-O BARBER 50C MS65 PCGS

LOVELY SATIN WHITE SURFACES. GREAT EYE APPEAL. CAC.
$10,950.00

1899-O BARBER 50C MS66+ PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES ADORNED WITH LOVELY ELECTRIC BLUE/ROSE PERIPHERAL TONING. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$25,850.00

1900 BARBER 50C PR68 CACG

FABULOUS GEM PROOF WITH WATERCOLOR SURFACES. ONLY 912 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT CAC. CAC,
$24,750.00

1901-O BARBER 50C MS66 NGC

GEM WHITE, REFLECTIVE FIELDS. ONLY 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$16,500.00

1902-S BARBER 50C MS67 NGC

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$18,700.00

1903-O BARBER 50C MS66 PCGS

GEM SURFACES. CRESCENT TONING. ONLY 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$12,650.00

1903-O BARBER 50C MS66+ PCGS

GEM SURFACES. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER. TIED FOR HIGHEST WITH CAC. CAC.
$35,750.00

1903-O BARBER 50C MS66+ PCGS

FABULOUS IRIDESCENT GEM. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED WITH CAC. CAC.
$35,750.00

1904-S BARBER 50C MS65 PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH A THIN LAYER OF LIGHT AMBER TONED PATINA. JUST A HANDFUL GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$38,500.00

1904-S BARBER 50C MS67+ CACG

GEM VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS SURFACES ENHANCED BY BLUISH AMBER PATINA. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$220,000.00

1909-S BARBER 50C MS67+ PCGS

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH A RADIANT IRIDESCENT PATINA. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$35,750.00

1914 BARBER 50C MS66 PCGS

GEM AMBER/ROSE TONED SURFACES. JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$38,500.00