Barber Half Dollar Extra Fine 1894-S

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  • Description:

    The San Francisco Mint helped produce some of the most popular coin collections in history, including the Barber Half Dollars. This West Coast-based mint was first established in order to supply a place gold miners could sell their gold. It ended up being a very lucrative business, turning out $4 million dollars of gold in its first year. It quickly outgrew its first building and moved to the Granite Lady building, where it withheld its structure during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The building wasn't actually made of granite, just the basement was but the name was used for marketing and stuck. In 1937, it moved to its final facility that is still the San Fran Mint today.

    The Barber Half Dollar series was created when Mint Director, Edward Leech wanted to replace the Seated Liberty collection. Reaching out to the public for inspirational help, Leech was denied by local artists and resorted back to the mint for help. Chief Engraver, William Barber, was asked to design the new coins and had his design approved by Benjamin Harrison. The 1894-S Barber Half Dollar is in Extra Fine condition, a favorite among avid collectors. Since most, if not all, the Barber Half Dollars were circulated, almost uncirculated is the top condition for this series. That means Extra Fine is second best, containing slight amounts of wear on the main image details but every design and print, on the coin, is visible. There was a healthy amount of Barber Half Dollars minted in 1894, by the San Francisco Mint, making this date easily attainable in better conditions for a lower premium. The 1894-S Barber Half Dollar will be packaged in a coin flip during shipment for protection.

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    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1894
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    • Mint Mark: N/A
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