Charles E. Barber was one of the most prolific Chief Engravers of the United States Mint. Holding the position from 1879 until his death in 1917, he oversaw a major shift in American currency design during the final decade of the 19th century. Right now, 90% Silver Barber Quarters are available to purchase from APR57.
- Arrives in a plastic coin tube.
- Consists of a total of 40 Quarters.
- Contains 7.15 Troy oz of actual silver content per roll.
- Bears an individual face value of $.25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse features Barbers Liberty head design.
- Reverse includes the heraldic eagle design from Barber.
In this product listing, APR 57 offers a paper coin roll containing a total of 40 US Quarters from the Barber Quarter design range. The total face value of the roll is $10 (USD), and each coin within is in average circulated condition. Coins in this condition show significant signs of wear and tear as a result of their use as a medium of exchange in commerce.
These 90% Silver Barber Quarters all feature issue dates ranging from 1892 to 1916, the final year the coins were issued. The Coinage Act of 1965 removed silver precious metals from American currency design, making these Barber Quarters some of the last to feature .900 pure silver in the mixture.
On the obverse of the Barber Quarter is a right-profile depiction of Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap and a wreath crown with the word Liberty engraved upon it. The national motto of In God We Trust is engraved above her head with 13 stars around her depiction and the year of issue listed below.
The reverse of all 90% Silver Barber Quarters includes the image of the heraldic eagle. Used since 1794 on American coinage, this particular design from Barber includes a smaller heraldic shield in front of the eagle, a banner with E Pluribus Unum upon it in the birds beak, an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left.
Charles E. Barber designed images for the dime, quarter, and half-dollar during his tenure as Chief Engraver. His Barber Quarter design replaced the Seated Liberty design in use since 1830, and was itself replaced in 1916 by the new Standing Liberty Quarter design from Hermon Atkins MacNeil.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. APR 57 customer service associates are available on the phone at 212-246-2000, online using our live web chat feature, and via our email address.
|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Issuing Country||United States|
|Obverse Designer||Charles E Barber|
|Reverse Designer||Charles E Barber|
|Packaging Type||Plastic Coin Tube|
|Weight||7.15 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Free Shipping on Orders Over $199|