Barber coin ring is fabricated from an authentic 90% silver Barber half dollar minted between 1892 and 1915
Each barber Half dollar coin ring is crafted from an over 100 years old barber half dollar. Excellent choose for those looking for a unique ring Guaranteed for quality and craftsmanship.
HISTORY: 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 and no entry from the public proved suitable. Leech instructed Barber to prepare new designs for the dime, quarter, and half dollar, and after the chief engraver made changes to secure Leech’s endorsement, they were approved by President Benjamin Harrison in November 1891. Striking of the new coins began the following January.
Coin Weight: 12.5 g
Silver Content: 0.9
Coin Years: All Pre-1910
Available Sizes: 7 – 14