Barber Half Dollar Very Good 1895

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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 1895 Barber Half Dollar was minted by the first mint establishment in the US, the Philadelphia Mint. The 1895 Barber Half Dollar, in very good condition, will be packaged in a coin flip to ensure proper protection while in transit.

    The Philadelphia Mint was the first mint to be established in the US, and doesn't place mint-marks on its coins. Founded when the US desperately needed an identity but also a means to international commerce, the Founding Fathers decided that a national mint was the answer. The Mint Act officially announced the opening of the Philadelphia Mint and also instituted guidelines for the newly minted currency. A dollar decimal system would be used to assign the currency with legal tender values. Also, an emblematic symbol of liberty must be included on US currency, hence why so many adaptations of Liberty have been used. Liberty's design is still used today, on many precious metals coins, giving a nod to its past. The Barber Half Dollars are made from 90% silver and are evenly sought after by collectors and investors alike.

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    • Year: 1895
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