Barber Half Dollar Very Good 1913-D

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    The 1913-D Barber Half Dollar contains the lowest mintage for the Denver Mint half dollars and is seriously difficult to locate. Collectors put the "D" Barber Half Dollars at the top of their list, since the Denver Mint only participated in the Barber Half Dollar collection for a few years. In very good condition, the 1913-D Barber Half Dollar exhibits a very worn surface with the main image details missing. 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. To this day, the Denver Mint is claimed to be the largest producer of coins worldwide!

    Wanting to update the Seated Liberty design, Edward Leech, the Mint Director, decided to offer a cash prize as an incentive. 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. 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.

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    • Year: 1913
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