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-S BARBER 50C MS66

SATIN SURFACES. JUST 2 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$7,950.00

1893 BARBER 50C PR67 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 792 STRUCK. CAC.
$11,950.00

1893 BARBER 50C PR68 Cameo

TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED. ONLY 792 STRUCK. CAC.
$28,500.00

1893-S BARBER 50C MS64

BRIGHT WHITE.
$6,750.00

1893-S BARBER 50C MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE WITH SEMI PL SURFACES. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER.
$19,500.00

1895-S BARBER 50C MS66

PERIPHERAL TONING WITH FROSTY WHITE CENTER. ONLY 2 HIGHER.
$12,500.00

1896-S BARBER 50C MS66+

GEM SATIN WHITE. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$17,500.00

1897-O BARBER 50C MS66

GEM SATIN LOOK. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$13,500.00

1898 BARBER 50C PR67

GEM, BULLS-EYE TONING. JUST 735 STRUCK.
$5,950.00

1898 BARBER 50C PR68

TARGET TONING. JUST 735 STRUCK. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$9,950.00

1898-O BARBER 50C MS65

VERY FLASHY. SCARCE DATE. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$6,950.00

1899 BARBER 50C MS65

AN ORIGINAL GEM. CAC.
$3,100.00

1899-O BARBER 50C MS65

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

1899-S BARBER 50C MS66

GORGEOUS GEM. JUST 3 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$7,950.00

1900 BARBER 50C PR68

THAIN PRICE PEDIGREE. TIED FOR HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADED. CAC
$16,950.00

1901-O BARBER 50C MS66

GEM WHITE, REFLECTIVE FIELDS. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC
$17,500.00

1901-S BARBER 50C MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES. ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$21,500.00

1902 BARBER 50C PR68

GLORIOUS COLOR. JUST 777 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$12,500.00

1902-S BARBER 50C MS67

GEM SATIN WHITE. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$19,950.00

1903-O BARBER 50C MS65

LOVELY COLOR. ONLY 5 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$6,500.00

1903-O BARBER 50C MS66+

FABULOUS IRIDESCENT GEM. JUST ONE COIN GRADE HIGHER. SOLE HIGHEST GRADE COIN WITH CAC. CAC.
$22,500.00