Tag Archive for: Barber Half Dollars

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Coin 306 – 1892 Barber Half Dollars PCGS MS-68

Coin Number 306 This is the first year of issue of the Charles Barber design. The obverse has a large head of Liberty dominating that side of the coin. With much of the device raised above the field, that makes certain areas prone to bagmarks…
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Coin 307 – 1897 Barber Half Dollars NGC Proof 69 Ultra Cameo

Coin Number 307 The Philadelphia Mint outdid itself in the 1890s with these gorgeous proof silver coins. A number of extremely contrasting pieces were produced, more than seen on most prior or subsequent years. Here is a prime example of a…
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Coin 308 – 1898 Barber Half Dollars PCGS Proof 68 Deep Cameo

Coin Number 308 Fantastic contrast between the deep black mirror fields and bold white and frosty devices. The surfaces are untouched and free of any handling issues. A hint of golden russet is noted around the rims, but the central devices…
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Coin 309 – 1898-O Barber Half Dollars NGC MS-67 Prooflike Star

Coin Number 309 This is a rarely seen Prooflike coin from the New Orleans Mint. To produce the mirror fields the dies had to be polished up and quite fresh, as the normal production and striking process soon creates the softer lustrous appearance…