Barber Half Dollar Good Condition 1909-S

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    Since the Mint Act of 1792, US currency was mandated to include some symbol of Liberty on the currency. Liberty's history dates back to Greek mythology, wherein she was a goddess among the warrior and is the reason why she is always portrayed as a Grecian goddess. Lady 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.

    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 1909-S Barber Half Dollar was minted by one of the top mints still standing, the San Francisco Mint and is in good condition. Good condition contains an extremely worn surface and is lacking in intricate detailing, such as Liberty's headpiece made of leaves, but the date is still easily readable. Luckily, the San Francisco Mint is famous for its strong strikes so their coins hold up better over time. The 1909-S Barber Half Dollar will be packaged in a coin flip to ensure proper protection while in transit.

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    • Year: 1909
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