The Barber Half Dollar (also referred to as the Liberty Head Half Dollar) was produced by the U.S. Mint from 1892-1915. Designed by Charles E. Barber, the obverse features a right facing head of Liberty with her hair bound in a cap. There is a laurel wreath resting along her hairline and a diadem bearing the inscription “Liberty” over her brow. The designer’s initial “B” is at the base of her neck. The motto “In God We Trust” appears above the portrait, with thirteen stars alongside and the date below.
The reverse depicts a heraldic eagle with a shield on its breast, an olive branch clutched in its right talons and a bundle of arrows in its left. Inscriptions include “United States of America” along the top border, and the motto “E Pluribus Unum” (Out of Many, One) on a ribbon held tightly in the eagle’s beak. Thirteen stars are arranged in the field above the eagle, and the words “One Dollar” appear at the bottom.
Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
Barber/Liberty Silver Half Dollars are sold in Good or Better condition, 10 hand selected coins per lot.