Barber Half Dollars Very Fine
The Barber Half Dollar was minted from 1892-1916, before being replaced by the Walking Liberty. Charles Barber, the Chief Mint Engraver, was assigned the honor the design the new half dollar. His Liberty design was used not just for the half dollar but also the dime and quarter as well. The Barber design is still one of the only designs to grace the obverse of all three denominations at once. Obviously, the Barber Half Dollar's value comes from its mintage; a low mintage resembling under 1 million and an average mintage being close to 2 million. Another determinant for the value is the condition, with the highest grade being brilliant uncirculated. Very Fine condition falls in the middle of the Barber Half Dollar grading scale. Collectors expect Very Fine condition to contain a healthy amount of wear, with no remaining original luster, but specific details and date are still quite sharp. Liberty's famous headpiece is still quite defined and the heraldic eagle's feathers are still singularly depicted.