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90% Silver Cull Barber Half Dollars | $1 Face Value

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The Barber Coinage was the name used to refer to the designs of the dime, quarter, and half dollar struck by the United States Mint from 1892 to 1916. The series featured a shared obverse design across all three coins, with the two larger denominations sharing the same reverse design element. Charles E. Barber, 6th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, designed the images featured in the collection. Today, you have the opportunity to purchase $1 Face Value 90% Silver Barber Halves online at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a protective plastic bag!
  • 2 coins included in the bag!
  • Offers date marks between 1892 and 1916!
  • Contains .36169 Troy oz of actual silver content per coin.
  • The individual face values of $.50 (USD) are backed by the United States.
  • Lady Liberty is depicted on the obverse of the coin.
  • Heraldic eagle of the United States on the reverse face.
  • Cull specimens.
  • Please note that date marks could match or vary in your plastic bag.

Charles E. Barber served as the 6th Chief Engraver for 37 years, a record amount of time for any individual to hold the position. His rise to the position came within months of his predecessor’s death in 1879. In fact, that predecessor was his father, William Barber, who served as the 5th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint for 10 years from 1869 to late 1879.


Lady Liberty is depicted on the obverse side of all 90% Silver Barber Halves in this product listing. The depiction of Liberty shown here is in right-profile relief and was developed by Charles E. Barber in 1892. In this unique image of Liberty, she has strong facial features with a cap holding her hair up in a bun at the back of her head. She wears a crown wreath on her head that is tied at the back. Inscriptions include In God We Trust above the design, six stars behind Liberty and seven in front of her face for 13 in total, and a date mark below.


The heraldic eagle of the United States is shown on the reverse face of 90% Silver Barber Halves. Designed by Barber for this release, the heraldic eagle has featured on countless American coins dating back to 1794 when it was first introduced on the earliest American coins by Robert Scot. United States of America, Half Dollar, and E Pluribus Unum are all inscribed on this face of the coins. There is a half-moon cluster of 13 stars above his head, arrows in one talon, and an olive branch in the other.


The Barber Coinage was available from the United States Mint from 1892 to 1916. The coins in this series were eventually replaced by three distinctive designs, a departure from the shared approach of the Barber Series. The new designs were the Winged Liberty (Mercury) Dime, Standing Liberty Quarter, and Walking Liberty Half Dollar.


These $1 Face Value 90% Silver Barber Halves are available to you for purchase today in a plastic bag that contains a total of two coins. Each coin has 90% silver content and is in cull condition. Coins in this condition have heavy signs of wear, tear, and damage.

Please contact Provident Metals with any questions. You can call us on the phone at 800-313-3315, online using our live chat, and via our email address.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

When will my order ship?

Most Provident orders are shipped within one (1) business day of your payment clearing. Payments made via PayPal clear instantly. Bitcoin payments clear instantly once the transaction is confirmed. Credit Card and bank wire payments process within 1 business day. ACH and paper check payments take 3-5 business days. Once payments are processed, products are released to fulfillment for packaging and shipping.

Can I choose the method of shipping?

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Will I need to sign for my package?

For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Metal Content 0.715 Troy Ounce
Metals Purity .900
Denomination $.50
Year Random
Mint Mark Not Shown
Producer US Mint
Condition Cull
Country United States
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series 90% Silver Barber Halves
Certificate of Authenticity No
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Thickness 2.15 mm
Diameter 30.6 mm
Provident ID 2555405