Certified Barber Half Dollar 1892-O MS62 NGC

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  • Description:

    The Certified Barber Half Dollar 1892-O MS62 NGC comes encased in a NGC official holder and has earned an uncirculated grade. This was also the first year the New Orleans Mint took part in the Barber Half Dollar production and produced only 390,000 coins. The Barber Half Dollar was forged from a metallic alloy of 90% silver and 10% copper and is a part of the highly popular 90% silver coinage.

    The Barber Half Dollar replaced the Seated Liberty coinage, by preference of the Mint Director, Edward Leech. After a failed attempt to offer a friendly competition among local artists, Leech resorted to Chief Engraver, William Barber, to come up with the design. Barber's design extended to the dime, quarter, and half dollar; being one of the only coin designs to serve on all currency. During the time the Barber Half Dollar was in circulation, there were 4 different mints producing the highly collectible coins. Among these mints was the New Orleans Mint, also known as the Old Mint. The Old Mint mainly depended on the success of the Morgan's production so much that when the Morgan's production stopped, the Old Mint was decommissioned shortly after. The New Orleans Mint's building as been used as a fallout shelter, an assay office, and a storage facility for the US Coast Guard. It is now considered a national landmark, representing the history of coins.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1892
    • Diameter: N/A
    • Mint Mark: O
    • Thickness: N/A
    • Grade: N/A

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