Proof Barber Half Dollars

Proof Barber Half Dollars were struck for collectors every year of the series from 1892 to 1915. Mintages were generally small, ranging from a high 1,245 Proofs sold in the first year of the series to a low 450 minted during the last year. Besides the first year when demand was greatest, all proof issues had mintages below one thousand pieces. Production of proof coins took place at the Philadelphia Mint only.

Most Barber Half Dollar proof coins are of high quality, although many have been dipped or cleaned at some point. Originality is an important factor, as well as the appearance of frosted devices and deep mirrors need for the Cameo and Deep Cameo designation. A gem set of Proof Barber half dollars is a very big accomplishment.

The table below displays the mintage figures for Proof Barber Half Dollars.

Proof Barber Half Dollar Mintages

1892 1,245
1893 792
1894 972
1895 880
1896 762
1897 731
1898 735
1899 846
1900 912
1901 813
1902 777
1903 755
1904 670
1905 727
1906 675
1907 575
1908 545
1909 650
1910 551
1911 543
1912 700
1913 627
1914 610
1915 450