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"1916" Barber Silver fantasy date over-strike, DIE PAIR 2 Satin, MS-63 Bulk-Handled

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Item Number: mm_50_1916_2_bh
Bulk handled quality.

The 1916 Barber silver half dollar is a coin that could have been. The US Mint introduced three new coins in 1916 to replace the three previous Barber coins: the Winged Liberty Head ("Mercury") dime, Standing Liberty quarter, and Walking Liberty half dollar. In addition to the new designs, Barber dimes and Barber quarters were also minted with 1916 dates. But no Barber half dollars were minted in 1916.

Now available is this modern over-strike, the most exacting and faithful rendition available. Holding one in hand gives the viewer a true sense of what it would be like to own an original (had any actually been produced). And since these are over-struck on genuine coins, they have the correct weight (no metal is added or removed), correct metallic content, and correct diameter and edge type. All the over-strikes are privately and painstakingly performed using a surplus Denver Mint coin press.

NOTE: Defacing of US coins is legal so long as the defacement isn't for fraudulent purposes.

By purchasing one or more of these, the buyer agrees to provide full disclosure of their origin when reselling them. Failure to provide potential buyers with complete and accurate information when offering these could result in criminal and/or civil fraud charges. In other words, don't try to sell to unaware buyers as original coins of this date.

Since these are over-struck on existing coins, there may be faint evidence of the original coin design showing since the over-strike is usually not perfectly aligned with the original strike.

Do not attempt to use these as legal tender. This product is NOT endorsed or approved by the US Mint, US Treasury, or US Government.

Product Reviews

(2 Ratings, 1 Review) Average Rating:
Get one while they're still avilable.
Arthur J Schuetze (Colonial Heights, VA) 8/14/2015 1:42 PM
What a fine specimen of a Barber Dollar. Get one or more while U can, you won't be disappointed.