1906-D Barber Half Dollar - G | Good Grade Denver Mint 1906 Silver 1906D
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This listing is for one 1906-D Barber Silver Half Dollar, as pictured. "D" mint mark denoting the Denver Mint. The Barber half dollar was designed by United States Bureau of the Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber. They were minted between 1892 & 1915. No half dollars were struck in 1916 of the series though the rest of the denominations were. For much of the second half of the 19th century, most U.S. silver coins bore a design of a seated Liberty. By the late 1880s, there were increasing calls for the replacement of the Seated Liberty design, used since the 1830s on most denominations of silver coins. in 1891, Mint Director Edward O. Leech, having been authorized by Congress to approve coin redesigns, ordered a competition, seeking a new look for the silver coins. As only the winner would receive a cash prize, invited artists refused to participate & no entry from the public proved suitable. Leech instructed Barber to prepare new designs for the dime, quarter, & half dollar, & after the chief engraver made changes to secure Leech's endorsement, they were approved by President Benjamin Harrison in November 1891. 1906-D Barber Half Dollar - AG (About Good) Grade - Denver Mint - 1906 Silver Half Dollar - 1906D Barber - 1906 Denver Mint Half Dollar 1906-D Barber Half Dollar - G | Good Grade Denver Mint 1906 Silver 1906D



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