Barber Half Dollars were made from 1892 to 1915. They were designed by Charles Barber with the same design as used on the dime and quarter.
Coins were minted in Philadelphia, Denver, New Orleans, and San Francisco. Many better dates exist in the Barber Half Dollar Series, but none are prohibitively rare or expensive.
Roll of 20 AG or better.
Crisp brilliant luster and a sharp strike.
Flashy proof surfaces with light powder-blue and gold toning on the obverse and light cream-gold on the reverse.
Extremely heavy white frost on the design features contrasts beautifully against very deep mirrored fields. The strike is needle-sharp and while the coin is nearly blast white; there's just a touch of color to attest to the originality of the surfaces. Very impressive for the grade.
CAC. Attractive lite golden champagne tone blended with a generous amount of luster. The 3rd lowest mintage of the series and the first year of production add to the desirability.
Super bold strike with frosty brilliant luster and semi proof-like fields. Scarce in any grade and very challenging in mint state.
Well struck with crisp brilliant mint luster. This first year better date Barber is tough-to-find in any grade.
A better date from the first year of the series. This example is very attractive with crisp white luster and a sharp strike.
CAC. Beautiful frosty white luster and a great strike. As close as you can get to mint state without being there!
Nearly mint state with a sharp strike, frosty white luster, and just the barest touch of wear.
CAC. Strong detail with lustrous mostly white surfaces.
Sharp detail with light silver-gray surfaces that are semi proof-like and show scattered minor marks.
A pleasing example of this better date.
A nice example of this scarce date. Nearly Fine detail.