Barber Half Dollars

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The Barber Half Dollar was minted from 1892-1915. This half dollar was a part of what is know as "Barber coinage." It was the predecessor of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. The Barber Half Dollar’s design consisted of a right-facing liberty wearing a wreath on top of her head. The reverse features a heraldic eagle. The coin was designed by chief engraver at the time: Charles E. Barber and was named after him. The coin is also referred to as the Liberty Head Half Dollar. 

Types of Barber Half Dollars  

This coin was composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. If you are someone who just buys coins for silver content, you can buy a circulated roll of 20 coins for a low price point. For individuals who are collectors, there are more rare Barber Half Dollars, which can go for thousands of dollars. Some of these coins are 1896-O, 1897-O, 1915 Barber Half Dollars.

Where to Buy Barber Half Dollars

You can buy these half dollars from Bullion shark. We carry circulated rolls up to high grade, rare versions of the coin. Buy them on our website, eBay, Amazon or call to speak with our numismatic experts.

Barber Half Dollar Coins

Charles E Barber.
12.5 grams consisting of 90% silver and 10% copper.
Philadelphia, New Orleans, Denver and San Francisco.
On the reverse (back of the coin) below the eagle.
Lady Liberty wearing a phrygian hat with a wreath on it.
Yes. The Philadelphia mint produced proof coins every year of production.