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1892-1915 $1 Face Value 90% Barber Silver Quarters Circulated

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For most of Americas early history, Liberty was the focal point of design for coins in circulation. Though much of the money issued today has images of former presidents, Liberty was the dominant figure through the middle of the 20th century. As tastes in design changed over time, so too did the image of Liberty found on American currency. Among the options still available to investors are former circulation 90% silver coins from the Barber Coinage. Today, you have the chance to get a $1 Face Value bag of 90% Silver Barber Quarters online at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a bag!
  • Features 4 US quarters in all!
  • Available dates run from 1892 to 1916!
  • Contains .18084 Troy oz of actual silver content per coin.
  • The individual face value of $.25 (USD) per coin is backed by the United States.
  • On the obverse is a bust of Liberty.
  • The reverse includes the heraldic eagle design.
  • Please remember that you may receive varying date marks in this listing.

Charles E. Barber designed the image of Liberty used on the obverse of the Barber Coinage Series. His Liberty design was created in 1892 after nearly two decades of discontent in the US with the current designs featured on American coins. This discontent was driven, in large part, by the poor reception of the Morgan Silver Dollar design and the Liberty Head nickel. As Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, Barber submitted designs in the early 1890s that were chosen for use on the dime, quarter, and half dollar.


On the obverse side of the 90% Silver Barber Quarters in this listing is a bust of Liberty in right-profile relief. She is accompanied by inscriptions of In God We Trust above her head, the date mark below the bust, and 13 stars. The stars are split on either side of Liberty with six to the left and seven to the right.


The reverse face of 90% Silver Barber Quarters includes the heraldic eagle of the United States. Barber designed his own version of the heraldic eagle that featured the eagle looking to the left with a small US national shield on its chest. It clutches one large olive branch in its right talon and a cluster of arrows in its left talon. The 13 stars above its head are in a random cluster with a ribbon in its beak that reads E Pluribus Unum. The top rocker of the design field reads United States of America, while the bottom reads Quarter Dollar.


The 6th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, Charles E. Barber served in this position from 1880 when the previous Chief Engraver died until his own death in 1917. Barber was part of a rare father-son duo to hold the post as his father, William Barber, had served as the 5th Chief Engraver before him from 1869 to 1880.


These $1 Face Value 90% Silver Barber Quarters arrive with a bag. There are four quarters in total in the bag, each in average circulated condition. The coins could have varying date marks or all have the same date.

Please contact Provident Metals with any questions. You can reach us at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or email us directly.

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
Denomination $1
Year Random
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .900
Producer US Mint
Condition Average Circulated
Country United States
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Barber Quarter
Certificate of Authenticity No
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Resealable Bag
Packaging Dimensions 1 x 1 x 1
Designer (Obverse) Charles E. Barber
Designer (Reverse) Charles E. Barber
Thickness 1.75 mm
Diameter 24.3 mm
Provident ID 2555399