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$1 Face Value 90% Silver Barber Half Dollars Circulated

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The US Half Dollar produced between 1892 and 1916 is known as the Barber Half Dollar. It comes from the broader Barber Coinage, the term applied to the US dime, quarter, and half-dollar denominations designed by Charles E. Barber, the then-Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. Today, you have the opportunity to purchase $1 Face Value lots of 90% Silver Barber Half Dollars online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a bag containing 2 US Half Dollars from the Barber Coinage series!
  • Available date marks include only 1892 to 1916!
  • Contains .36169 Troy oz of actual silver content.
  • The individual face value of $.50 (USD) is backed by the United States.
  • Lady Liberty is featured on the obverse.
  • American bald eagle on the reverse.
  • Please note it is possible to receive either two coins with the same dates or two separate dates.

Charles E. Barber was the sixth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint and served from 1879 to his death in 1917. Barber actually succeeded his father, William Barber, in the role of Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. He designed a uniform Liberty bust for the obverse of the dime, quarter, and half dollar, with a shared design for the quarter and half dollar and a unique design for the dime.


Lady Liberty is featured on the obverse of all 90% Silver Barber Half Dollars. Liberty is shown in right-profile relief with a wreath crown on her head and a cap containing her hair. The national motto of In God We Trust is inscribed along the top rocker of the coin with the date mark below. The left field has six stars and the right seven stars.


For the reverse design field, Barber created the image of the heraldic eagle of the United States based on the Great Seal of the United States. This image includes an American bald eagle with the national shield on its chest. One talon clutches an olive branch while the other holds a cluster of 13 arrows. The ribbon in its beak reads E Pluribus Unum and there is a random cluster of 13 stars above its head. Inscriptions include United States of America and Half Dollar.


90% Silver Barber Half Dollars are available with mint marks if struck by the Denver Mint, New Orleans Mint, or San Francisco Mint. The mint marks would be located below the eagle on the reverse, if present, and include either a D, O, or S, respectively.


These $1 Face Value lots of 90% Silver Barber Half Dollars are available in average circulated condition with common signs of wear and tear for circulation coins. The coins are housed in a bag with two in total and feature date marks ranging from 1892 to 1916. Those date marks may match or may not.

Please feel free to contact Provident Metals with any questions. You can call us at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or connect with us via email.

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?

All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.

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 .715 Troy Ounce
Metals Purity .900
Denomination $0.50
Year Random
Mint Mark Not Shown
Producer US Mint
Condition Average Circulated
Country United States
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Barber Half Dollar
Certificate of Authenticity No
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Designer (Obverse) Charles E. Barber
Designer (Reverse) Charles E. Barber
Packaging Resealable Bag
Packaging Dimensions 1 x 1 x 1
Thickness 2.15 mm
Diameter 30.6 mm
Provident ID 2554719