Barber Half Dollar Good Condition 1915-D

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    The Barber design was named after the US Mint's Chief Engraver, William Barber, and were in circulation from 1892-1916. The half dollar was minted until 1915, before being replaced by the infamous Walking Liberty. The Barber Half Dollar supersede the Seated Liberty design when the Mint's Director, Edward Leech, wanted to officially change the design. Holding a competition, Leech wanted to encourage participation by giving the winner a cash prize. All of the local artists invited declined and Leech resorted to his mint for direction. William Barber was ultimately assigned the task to create a new design for the US currency, that would replace the Seated Liberty. The new design was received with mixed emotions and would be replaced in 1916. The Barber design lasted much longer in circulation after Barber passed away and was succeeded by his son, Charles.

    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 1915-D Barber Half Dollar is the last Barber Half minted by the Denver Mint and contains an average mintage. The 1915-D is in good condition, exhibiting an extreme amount of wear on both sides of the coin, with the main image details lacking, such as Liberty's headpiece detailing or the heraldic eagle's feathering.

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    • Year: 1915
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