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Barber Silver Half Dollar Coin Ring, (1892 - 1915)

Barber Silver Half Dollar Coin Ring, (1892 - 1915)

SKU: 2657715376132777

This Coin Ring is made from a Barber Silver Half Dollar, (1892 - 1915).  This ring has stars around the outside, and "In God, We Trust," can be seen clearly.  It has been antiqued to show off the detail in the coin.  This ring will be from a random year. The United States minted the Barber Silver Half Dollars from 1892 to 1915.  


History of the Barber Silver Half Dollar Coin, (1892-1915)


Charles Barber, (1840 -1917) was the designer of these beautiful coins.  His father was an engraver from England, and he and his father moved to the United States in 1852.  In 1869, Charles' father William was appointed chief engraver to the U.S. Mint, and Charles became his assistant engraver.  When William passed away in 1879, President Rutherford B. Hayes appointed Charles as the chief engraver.  


The Barber Silver Half Dollar was once known as the "Liberty Head Half."   The Half Dollar was introduced in 1892, which is the same year the Barber Dime and Barber Quarter were introduced.  Charles modified the large head used on a Morgan Dollar by adding a Liberty Cap and cropping Liberty's hair shorter in the back.  She is also facing the opposite direction of the dollar.  He then placed his initial B on the neck of the Liberty Head.  This design was used on not only the half dollar but the new dime and quarter as well.  


The reverse side of the coin depicts the Great Seal of the United States, and shows an eagle with outstretched wings, holding an olive branch with thirteen leaves in its right claw and a sheath of 13 arrows in its left.  There is a ribbon with the motto "E Pluribus Unum" being held in the eagle's beak.


In 1916, no half dollars were produced and the Barber coinage would give way to a whole new era of coin designs.  During the total run of 24 years, just fewer than 136 million Barber Silver Half Dollars were produced with no mint producing more than 6 million in any given year.  For comparison, a John F. Kennedy Silver Half Dollar produced over 400 million in one year, and that is more than double the entire series of the Barber Silver Half Dollar Coins.  This makes the Barber Silver Half Dollar Coin rare and more sought after by collectors.  


This item is custom-made. It is made when the order is placed. Please allow 10 to 15 days before this item will be available for local delivery, or shipping. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about your order.


    If you live in the local area, we can deliver this ring to you.  Please contact us for more information,  or choose local delivery at the checkout. 


    All items will be shipped USPS First Class Mail.  

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