US Barber Quarter Very Good Condition 1908-D

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    The Denver Mint introduced itself by participating in one of its first coin collections: the Barber series. With a pretty average mintage, the 1908-D Barber Quarter is in very good condition. Collectors expect very good condition to contain a very worn surface with intricate detailing lacking. The 1908-D Barber Quarter features the "D" mint-mark, indicating it was minted at the Denver Mint. Only established in 1906, the Denver Mint mainly focused on commemorative coins but also participated in the Barber Half Dollar production. Compared to the other US Mint branches, the Denver Mint was young when it started producing silver dollars. 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.

    William Barber served as the Chief Engraver, to the US Mint, from 1869-1879, before passing the torch to his son, Charles Barber. In just the short ten years as Chief Engraver, Barber was responsible for a history-breaking coin design. Being one of the only designs to grace all current denominations, the Barber design was inspired by the Grecian goddess, Liberty, who has been admired and loved by warriors since the beginning of time. Liberty wears an Acanthus leaf cap as a crown, which was very common in ancient Greece, and the "United States of America," and the coin's mint date are also simply stamped on the obverse. The reverse contains the nation's official seal, which is of a heraldic eagle holding a shield. Each of the eagle's talons are grasping a symbolic gesture: olive branches and arrows.

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    • Year: 1908
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