1897 Barber Silver Half Dollar


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Produced over a century ago at the main U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, the 1897 Barber half dollar recalls an earlier era in America when 50¢-pieces (as well as other U.S. coins) were struck in 90% fine silver. This was also a time when Silver Certificate paper money was redeemable for silver coins of equivalent value on demand! The 90%-silver 1897 Barber half dollar depicts Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap and wreath of laurel, with a heraldic eagle on the reverse.