By Frank Colletti
From page 53 of the April, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2013 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved
In a previous column we discussed the set of Barber half dollars. As you may remember, this design, issued from 1892 to 1915, was designed by Charles Barber.
Even in his day, Barber was not considered to be an especially talented designer.
As a result, not many collectors of the day desired to amass a nice high grade set of Barber (also called Liberty Head) half dollars.
However, this is today and, over the course of the past 10 to 15 years, these Barber half dollars have become more appreciated every year.
There are many high priced Barber half dollars, especially the mint marked pieces in the early years of 1892 and 1893 plus 1896 and 1897.
However, they all have mintages ranging from a low of 390,000 to a high of well over one million pieces produced.