Barber Half Dollar About Good Condition 1904-S

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  • Description:

    The San Francisco Mint was first established in 1854, as a result of the famous gold rushes. This mint is known for not only making the most coins, out of the four mints, but they are also admired by their quality of coin as well. When comparing a coin minted at San Francisco and one minted at New Orleans, there is quite a noticeable difference. The strike is stronger, the designs last longer even when circulated, and the mint-mark is more prominent. The 1904-S Barber Half Dollar was minted at the infamous San Francisco Mint and is a part of a mintage of 553,038 coins.

    Whenever a popular coin series comes to an end, another successful one awaits to be designed. The Barber Half Dollar replaced the Seated Liberty coinage, by preference of the Mint Director, Edward Leech. After a failed attempt to offer a friendly competition among local artists, Leech resorted to Chief Engraver, William Barber, to come up with the design. Barber's design extended to the dime, quarter, and half dollar; being one of the only coin designs to serve on all currency. Liberty is wearing a Grecian leaf cap, on the obverse, as the reverse features the nation's seal. The Barber Dime is the only Barber coin to not showcase the heraldic eagle, holding the shield, on its reverse. The dime and quarter feature just the coin's monetary denomination. Although received with mixed emotions by the public, the Barber design series successfully lasted over 20 years.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1904
    • Diameter: N/A
    • Mint Mark: S
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    • Grade: N/A

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