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 MS64+

GEM SATINY SURFACES. CAC.
$3,850.00

1892-O BARBER 50C, MICRO O MS67

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.
$175,000.00

1893-S BARBER 50C MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE WITH SEMI PL SURFACES. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER.
$18,700.00

1895-O BARBER 50C MS66

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

1895-S BARBER 50C MS67

GEM SURFACES. SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOR. TIED WITH 3 OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$46,750.00

1898 BARBER 50C PR68

TARGET TONING. JUST 735 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADE.
$9,850.00

1898-S BARBER 50C MS66

GEM, WELL STRUCK SURFACES WITH WHITISH SATIN LUSTER. JUST TWO MS66+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$13,750.00

1899-O BARBER 50C MS65

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

1900 BARBER 50C PR68+

FABULOUS GEM PROOF WITH WATERCOLOR SURFACES. ONLY 912 STRUCK SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$24,500.00

1901-O BARBER 50C MS66

GEM WHITE, REFLECTIVE FIELDS. ONLY 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$20,350.00

1902-S BARBER 50C MS67

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$20,900.00

1903-O BARBER 50C MS66

GEM SURFACES. CRESCENT TONING. ONLY 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$11,500.00

1903-O BARBER 50C MS66+

GEM SURFACES. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER. TIED FOR HIGHEST WITH CAC. CAC.
$32,950.00

1903-O BARBER 50C MS66+

FABULOUS IRIDESCENT GEM. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED WITH CAC. CAC.
$32,950.00

1904-S BARBER 50C MS65

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH A THIN LAYER OF LIGHT AMBER TONED PATINA. JUST A HANDFUL GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$41,250.00

1907-D BARBER 50C MS65

DEEP RICH IRIDESCENT TONING.
$2,850.00

1913 BARBER 50C MS66

VERY SCARCE DATE. GEM SURFACES WITH LIGHT MOTTLED TONING. ONLY FOUR MS66+ COINS GRADE HIGHER.
$9,450.00

1914 BARBER 50C MS66

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