The Barber Half Dollar or Liberty Head Half Dollar was produced from 1892-1915. Charles E. Barber’s design was also used on the quarters and dimes of that time period. The designers initial “B” can be found at the base of Liberty’s Neck. Weight was set at 12.50 grams and is composed of .900 silver and .100 copper. The Barber Half Dollar has a diameter of 30.6 mm with a reeded edge and were minted in Philadelphia, Denver, New Orleans and San Francisco. The mintmark can be found on the reverse below the eagle’s tail feathers.
Collecting. There are no great rarities in the Barber Half Dollar series however some dates and mintmarks can be very elusive at the mint state level. Like other barber coinage finding specimens better than fine can be challenging. Proof examples are available in all dates.