A Trio of San Francisco Barbers From More Than a Century Ago
Few mints are as celebrated for their fine strikes and brilliant luster as the San Francisco Mint. But in some cases, they’re also known for their limited mintages. Take, for example, this 3-coin set of Seated Liberty “Barbers,” featuring the Barber Dime, Barber Quarter and Barber Half Dollar. During their era, four mints struck these coins – Denver, San Francisco, New Orleans and Philadelphia.
The San Francisco Mint struck just 11% of the dimes, 8% of the quarters and just 27% of the Half Dollars. With this set, you get one of each coin struck at the San Francisco Mint between 1892 and 1915. Dates vary, and each coin will be in Good condition and the entire set will come housed in a custom insert card and clear holder. It’s a fantastic celebration of one of America’s finest mints!
FAMOUS BARBER COINS – The images on these coins all feature the Liberty Head design created by Charles E. Barber, the U.S. Mint’s 6th Chief Engraver. Collectively, the dime, quarter and half dollar coins are known as Barber Coinage and were struck between 1892 and 1916, with no half dollars struck in 1916.
STRUCK IN FINE SILVER – Each coin in the set was struck in 90% fine silver. The dime was struck in 2.5 grams and measures 17.9 mm in diameter, the quarter was struck in 6.25 grams and measures 24.3 mm in diameter, and the half dollar was struck in 12.5 grams and measures 30.6 mm in diameter.
UNITED STATES LEGAL TENDER – These coins were all legal tender in the United States at 10 cents, 25 cents and 50 cents.
GOOD CONDITION – Each coin in your 1892–1915 San Francisco Mint Heritage Collection comes in Good (G) condition, meaning they actually circulated in commerce and still retain their designs.
RELATIVELY LOW MINTAGES – Of all the Barber Dimes, Quarters and Half Dollars struck by the various U.S. branch mints, the one struck by the San Francisco Mint are among the fewest. Just 11% of the dimes, 8% of the quarters and just 27% of the Half Dollars.
This Silver Heritage Collection reflects the rich history of the San Francisco Mint with a complete set of silver Barber coins – the last U.S. coin series to have the same design on the dime, quarter and half dollar. Order yours today!
The story of the San Francisco Mint is an amazing tale. From the very beginning, coins struck at this branch office were of the highest quality. This standard became a legacy that would endure throughout the Mint's long history.
The Famous "S" Mint Mark
The San Francisco Mint was established as a result of the nation's most famous gold rush. It's survived challenges from earthquakes, fires and production…