Why is it called a barber quarter?
The Barber Quarter, also known as the Liberty Head Quarter, was minted between 1892 and 1916 and was preceded by the Seated Liberty Quarter and was succeeded by the Standing Liberty Quarter. These coins were designed by Charles E. Barber, hence the name Barber.
What is Barber quarter made of?
The quarter had an eagle modeled after the Great Seal of the United States of America on the reverse. Barber coinage was made of 90% silver and 10% copper. The Barber quarter typically contained about 0.18 troy ounces of silver.
How big is a barber quarter?
Barber Quarter Specifications The Barber Quarter was struck on planchets containing the regular silver composition at the time, consisting of 90% silver and 10% copper. The pieces have a diameter of 24.3 mm and weight of 6.25 grams.
What is the rarest Barber quarter?
While it does not have the lowest mintage of the series the 1901-S Barber Quarter is the rarest issue of the Barber design in any grade. Some have actually called it the rarest American silver coin of the 20th century, and there are very few American coins that come close to the rarity of this one.
What is the rarest Barber half dollar?
As mentioned above the 1904-S Barber Half Dollar is the rarest coin of the series to be found in uncirculated condition. 553,038 pieces were struck for circulation and it seems likely that virtually all were released into circulation shortly after their mintage.
What is the most valuable Barber dime?
The 1894-S Barber dime is a dime produced in the United States Barber coinage. It is one of the rarest and most highly prized United States coins for collectors, along with the 1804 dollar and the 1913 Liberty Head nickel. One was sold in 2005 for $1.3 million, and another for $1.9 million in 2007.
What does a barber coin look like?
The Barber coinage consists of a dime, quarter, and half dollar designed by United States Bureau of the Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber. They were minted between 1892 and 1916, though no half dollars were struck in the final year of the series.