Barber Half Dollar Very Good 1899-S

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    When the Seated Liberty Half Dollar had run its course, the Mint Director Edward Leech, wanted to hold a competition for the next coinage design. Adding the appeal of a cash prize for the winner, the local turnout was a bit underwhelming. The artists that were invited to participate wanted a different prize, under different terms, and withdrew when their needs weren't met. Leech resorted to inside the mint, wherein he worked with the Chief Engraver at the time, to construct a new design. The Chief Engraver, William Barber, was approved by president, Benjamin Harrison, to move forward with the Barber coinage. The Barber collection is one of the only coin series to simultaneously have the same design on the half dollar, quarter, and dime.

    The 1899-S Barber Half Dollar will come packaged in a coin flip and is in very good condition. Collectors expect wear on very good coins, with major details missing, such as Liberty's leaves on her headpiece. The Barber Half Dollars were minted from 1892-1914 and had mixed reviews from the public. Collectors enjoy this collection since the half dollars are contain pretty high premiums and are highly numismatic. Plus, their 90$ silver content doesn't hurt their investment value either. The 1899-S Barber Half Dollar is also stamped with San Francisco's signature "S" mint-mark. Dating back to the famous California gold rushes, the San Francisco Mint has been impressing avid coin collectors ever since. Known for their high quality control and strong strikes, the San Francisco Mint aided in the production of the Barber Half Dollar. The 1899-S was abundantly minted but sightings in the market have dwindled over the years.

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    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1899
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