Barber Half Dollar Good Condition 1913-D

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    The 1913-D Barber Half Dollar catches many collectors' eyes, due to its low mintage of only 534,000. In good condition, the 1913-D Barber Half Dollar exhibits an extremely worn coin with lack of detail on the main images but still has a readable date. The 1913-D was minted at the Denver Mint and will be packaged in a coin flip for protection while in transit. Compared to the other US Mint branches, the Denver Mint was young when it started producing silver dollars. Only established in 1906, the Denver Mint mainly focused on commemorative coins but also participated in the Barber Half Dollar production. In 1921, the Denver joined forces with its sister branches to help produce the Morgan silver dollar, that was soon changed to the Peace silver dollar. Since the Denver Mint was established much later than the other mints, its participation in major coin collections was limited causing collectors to put any silver coin with a "D" mint-mark at the top of their collecting list.

    The Barber coin series is one of the only series to contain the same design on the dime, quarter, and half dollar at once. On the obverse of Barber Half Dollars, Liberty is pictured and is wearing a Grecian leaf crown. The obverse also contains the coin's date of mintage. The reverse reveals a heraldic eagle, draped in a shield and is holding arrows and olive branches in its talons. This design has been used over time on most US currency and is the US national seal. This design has survived over one hundred years of coin making and is still presently applied to current coinage. Edward Leech, the Mint Director at the time of the Barber Half Dollar, decided he wanted to update the Seated Liberty design. Offering a cash prize for the winner, Leech reached out to local artists and wanted to hold a competition for the best design. When he received negative feedback, Leech went to the Chief Engraver, William Barber, and came out with an ideal design that President Benjamin Harrison approved of.

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    • Year: 1913
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