More than 100 years ago, the Barber Quarter lined the pockets of Americans. Struck from 1892 to 1916, it displays Liberty in profile on the obverse and a proud eagle on the reverse. During the course of its existence, the Barber Quarter was struck at four different mints: Philadelphia, New Orleans, Denver and San Francisco. Finding coins from each mint can be tough today, as 60% of them were struck in Philadelphia while the others struck just 13%, 19% and 8%, respectively. Add onto that the number of coins that have worn down in commerce or were melted for their 90% fine silver content, and you can really begin to understand why finding a coin from each mint is an even more daunting task.
That’s why we feel fortunate to have been able to put together this set that brings together a single coin from each mint. Plus, each coin comes in Circulated condition, meaning they were used in commerce up to and during the Turn of the Century and on through World War I. The entire set will come beautifully housed in a clamshell display box. Dates vary.
FAMOUS BARBER DESIGN – This famous coin was designed by Charles E. Barber, the 6th Chief Engraver at the United States Mint. It depicts Miss Liberty wearing a crown made of olive branches with a small headband inscribed with the word LIBERTY. The same design was also used on dime and half dollar coins that circulated at the same time.
COMPLETE MINT MARK SET – This set brings together a single coin from each mint that struck the Barber Quarter: Philadelphia, New Orleans, Denver and San Francisco.
STRUCK IN FINE SILVER – Barber Quarters were struck in 6.25 grams of highly pure 90% fine silver and measure 24.3 mm in diameter.
UNITED STATES LEGAL TENDER – Struck from 1892-1916, the Barber Quarter was 25 cents legal tender in the United States at a time when 25 cents could pay for two gallons of gas to fuel up the ol’ Model T.
CIRCULATED CONDITION – These coins all come in Circulated condition, meaning they were used in commerce up to and during the Turn of the Century and on through World War I.
Get a complete mint mark set of one of America’s most historic coin series with this 1892–1916 Barber Silver Quarter Four-Piece Mint Mark Set. Don’t delay, order yours now!