The Barber Quarter and Liberty Head Quarter are the same thing. The “Liberty Head” moniker came about because the design features the head of lady liberty. The real name of the coin is the Barber Quarter. The Barbers are part of a coin series, including dimes, quarters and half dollars, that were minted beginning in 1892 and ran until 1916.
Composition of Barber Quarter
90% silver, 10% copper
Weight of Silver 18084 oz.
Total weight of coin 6.25 grams
Barber Quarters got their name because, at the time, the Chief US Mint Engraver was a gentleman by the name of Charles E. Barber.
After the Barber Quarter was the Standing Liberty Quarter. Minted from 1916 to 1930, the Standing Liberty Quarter is worth .25 cents at face value. The coin features the goddess of Liberty on the obverse and, on the reverse, an eagle in mid-flight. It was designed by Hermon Atkins MacNeil, a renowned American sculptor.
In 1915, US Mint director Robert W. Woolley knew the Mint would soon be replacing the Barber dime, quarter, and half dollar. He believed that US law required a new design. Reality is, it didn’t. Even so, the Barber dime, quarter and half dollar were replaced by 1916.
These coins are worth at least their weight in silver. That’s when talking about circulated coins. Uncirculated coins will have more value. The coin’s melt value is based on the current spot price on silver, which varies.
The Barbers are a favorite among collectors because of their rarity. In fact, it’s said that most members of the general public have NEVER seen a real Barber Quarter in their life. This adds to their value.
Yes. Barber Quarters, aka Liberty Quarters, can be bought or sold, but you’ll want to work with a broker that knows these coins and their value.
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