Barber Quarters were minted from 1892-1916. The Barber replaced the Seated Liberty Quarters in 1892 and were then replaced by the Walking Liberty Quarters in 1916. They were named for their designer Charles Edward Barber, who was the Chief Engraver for the US Mint from 1879 up until his death in 1917. He was responsible for the Barber Dime, Barber Quarter, and Barber Half Dollar which makes the Barber design one of the most famous coin designs in American history.
Since these coins were minted over 100 years ago, they will be circulated. This means the designs on them may be faded, but will still retain their silver content. Barber quarters were minted using 90 percent silver, with the other 10 percent being made up of copper. Each of these $10 in face value will contain 40 quarters, totaling 7.15 troy ounces of silver.
The obverse of the half dollars features Lady Liberty in a Phgyrian cap with “IN GOD WE TRUST” above her and stars on either side with the year minted at the bottom of the coin as well.
The reverse of these silver coins showcases an early rendition of the US Seal with the bald eagle, shield, and banner. The eagle is surrounded by stars and the words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” & “QUARTER DOLLAR” with the quarter’s mint mark above the second “R” in “QUARTER”.
Add these historical pieces to your collection at a low premium over the silver spot. They were only minted for 24 years and feature one of the most iconic designs on any US coin, making them desirable to collectors.
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