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Barber Half Dollar Extra Fine 1903

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    William Barber, the designer of the Barber Half Dollar, stuck with a classic portrayal of Liberty on his coins. Liberty's distinct profile is captured and her head is adorned with a Acanthus leaf crown. Barber was the Chief Engraver when he was asked to design a new half dollar, dime, and quarter. His design was received with mixed emotions by the public but was still able to last a couple of decades. The 1903 Fine Barber Half Dollar was minted by the first mint establishment in the US, the Philadelphia Mint. The 1903 Barber Half Dollar, in extra fine condition, will be packaged in a coin flip to ensure proper protection while in transit.

    The US currency has seen many changes, through the years, but one thing that remains the same is the admiration for Lady Liberty. Liberty has always been an important and patriotic symbol in the US. She represents everything this nation has fought for and continues to fight for: liberty, freedom, democracy. Her importance can be compared to a president's importance, wherein she is also included on US currency along with certain presidents' portraits. Usually, Lady Liberty is depicted as a tall and slender woman who resembles a Greek goddess. Her clothes are a light-weight Grecian robe and she is almost always holding another patriotic symbol, such as a torch or olive branches. Since the Mint Act of 1792, all US Mint branches are required to include some symbol of Liberty on the currency. Liberty's history dates back to Greek mythology, wherein she was a goddess revered at times of battle and is the reason why she is always portrayed as a Grecian goddess.

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    • Year: 1903
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