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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1893 BARBER 50C PR68 Cameo

TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED. ONLY 792 STRUCK. CAC.
$26,500.00

1893-S BARBER 50C MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE WITH SEMI PL SURFACES. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER.
$19,500.00

1895-S BARBER 50C MS67

A SUPERB GEM. SATINY SURFACES WITH A TINGE ON IRIRDESCENT PERIPHERAL TONING. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$49,500.00

1898-O BARBER 50C MS65

VERY FLASHY. SCARCE DATE. ONLY TWO GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$6,500.00

1899-O BARBER 50C MS65

LOVELY SATIN WHITE SURFACES. GREAT EYE APPEAL. CAC.
$8,950.00

1900 BARBER 50C PR68

THAIN PRICE PEDIGREE. TIED FOR HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADED. CAC
$16,500.00

1901-O BARBER 50C MS66

GEM WHITE, REFLECTIVE FIELDS. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$18,500.00

1901-S BARBER 50C MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES. ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$21,000.00

1902-S BARBER 50C MS67

GEM SATIN WHITE. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$19,500.00

1903-O BARBER 50C MS65

LOVELY COLOR. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$5,450.00

1903-O BARBER 50C MS66

GEM SURFACES. CRESCENT TONING. ONLY 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$10,950.00

1903-O BARBER 50C MS66+

GEM SURFACES. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$21,500.00

1903-O BARBER 50C MS66+

FABULOUS IRIDESCENT GEM. JUST ONE COIN GRADE HIGHER. CAC.
$21,500.00

1906-O BARBER 50C MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$7,950.00

1907-D BARBER 50C MS65

DEEP RICH IRIDESCENT TONING.
$2,295.00

1911 BARBER 50C PR68

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH LOVELY IRIDESCENT TONING. ONLY 543 STRUCK. CAC.
$17,500.00

1913 BARBER 50C MS66

VERY SCARCE DATE. GEM SURFACES WITH LIGHT MOTTLED TONING. ONLY TWO MS66+ COINS GRADE HIGHER.
$8,750.00

1913 BARBER 50C PR68

GEM PROOF. ONLY 627 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$12,950.00

1914 BARBER 50C MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 1 TONED MS66+ GRADED HIGHER.
$35,000.00

1914 BARBER 50C MS66

GEM AMBER/ROSE TONED SURFACES. JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$35,000.00