Category Archives: Barber Half Dollars

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Barber Half Dollar Bargains

By Mark Benvenuto 
1899 Barber half dollar. (Image courtesy USACoinbook)
When it comes to United States half dollars, there are definitely fans for almost every series we can think of, bar none. The Walking Liberty half dollar, for example, continues to be a design that plenty of collectors love

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Barber Coins and a New Generation of Collectors: Whitman

By John Frost – President and Journal Editor, Barber Coin Collectors’ Society ……   When I began collecting coins in fourth grade, I really got the bug, and soon took this new hobby of mine seriously. Like several of my friends, I started with Lincoln cents, and I assembled most of the collection by sixth […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency 30 Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek …..   On Sunday, January 27, 2019, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will conduct the 30th in its series of Regency Auction sales. The series, which has been built on the premise that auctions featuring only curated, high-quality coins provide discriminating clients a better way to build collections, has taken off and landed the […]

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Choice 1902-O Barber Half Dollar in Stack’s Bowers December Collectors Choice Online Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   Among the many significant highlights featured in our December 2017 Collectors Choice Online Auction is a beautiful MS-63 (PCGS) 1902-O Barber half dollar offered in lot 91218. This beautiful Choice Mint State example is mostly brilliant, with just a subtle dusting of apricot patina […]

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Circulated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades of Specialization

By Thomas Bush – Thomas Bush Numismatics …… Dull. Boring. Uninspired. Blatant plagiarism of the work of Eugène-André Oudiné. Or even “the throat is that of a gladiator”![1] The Charles Barber coinage of 1892 has been ridiculed and derided over the years with the above-mentioned ideas and statements. Perhaps with no small bit of irony, […]

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Shireman’s Finest Known, Intact Set of Gem Quality, Barber Half Dollars To Be Auctioned

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #307 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. The Barber half dollar collection assembled by Dr. Peter Shireman is, by far, the finest intact set that is known to the coin community and was built during a period of more than […]

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Shireman Finest Known Set of Gem Barber Half Dollars To Be Auctioned

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #307 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…..   The Barber half dollar collection assembled by Dr. Peter Shireman is, by far, the finest intact set that is known to the coin community and was built during a period of more than […]

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