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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1905-O BARBER 50C MS66

GEM RADIANT COLOR WITH SATIN SURFACES. CAC.
$8,500.00

1906 BARBER 50C PR68

GEM PROOF. ONLY 675 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$11,500.00

1906-D BARBER 50C MS66

A GEM SPECIMEN. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER. COLONAL GREEN. CAC.
$5,950.00

1906-O BARBER 50C MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$7,500.00

1907 BARBER 50C PR66 Cameo

GEM WHITE. JUST 575 STRUCK. NO ULTRA CAMEOS GRADED.
$4,500.00

1907-D BARBER 50C MS65

DEEP RICH IRIDESCENT TONING.
$2,295.00

1907-D BARBER 50C MS66

WELL STRUCK. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$3,750.00

1908 BARBER 50C PR68

GEM PROOF. ONLY 545 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$11,950.00

1909 BARBER 50C PR68

GEM PROOF. ONLY 650 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$14,950.00

1910 BARBER 50C PR68

GEM PROOF. ONLY 551 STRUCK. JUST 1 GRADED HIGHER.
$13,500.00

1910 BARBER 50C PR68

GEM PROOF. JUST 551 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADE
$13,500.00

1911 BARBER 50C PR68

VIRTUALLY PERFECT. ONLY 543 STRUCK. JUST TWO HIGHER. CAC.
$14,950.00

1912-D BARBER 50C MS65

AN ORIGINAL GEM. CAC.
$2,250.00

1913 BARBER 50C PR68

GEM PROOF. ONLY 627 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$13,500.00

1913-D BARBER 50C MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$9,500.00

1914 BARBER 50C MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 1 MS66+ GRADED HIGHER.
$32,500.00