THIS WAS THE 1st ISSUE THUS VERY RARE ONLY ABOUT 7 KNOWN. THERE ARE TWO VERSIONS OF THIS RARE BADGE.
THE EARLIER VERSION WAS DOUBLE DIE STRUCK MALE AND FEMALE DIES, ON A VERY THIN PLANCHET. THERE ARE ONLY 2 KNOWN OF THAT VARIETY.
THIS BADGE IS ON A SINGLE DIE STRUCK PLANCHET, THICK SOLID BACK ABOUT 7 KNOWN. THIS BADGE WAS DESIGNED AND THE DIES CUT BY THE CHIEF ENGRAVER CHARLES E. BARBER WHO DESIGNED AND ENGRAVED THE DIES FOR THE BARBER COIN SERIES, DIME, QUARTER AND HALF DOLLAR THAT WAS STRUCK AT THE U. AN EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE BADGE IS ON DISPLAY AT THE PHILADELPHIA U.
(November 16, 1840 February 18, 1917) was an. From 1879 until his death in 1917. Although Barber's coins were met with mixed reviews, he had a long and fruitful. In coinage, designing most of the coins used at the mint during his time as Chief Engraver.Designs and also reverse designs. Barber was born in London. In 1840, the son of William Barber.
In 1869, he was an assistant engraver at the United States Mint. In 1879, he succeeded his. In the position as chief engraver. Barber's best-known designs are the eponymous "Barber" Barber dime.
As well as the so-called "V" Liberty Head nickel. Some lesser known pattern coin. Citing the impracticality of the design, he was strongly critical of Augustus St. Pattern for a new double eagle.
In 1908, and tried hard to stop them being produced. Barber was succeeded as Chief Engraver by George T. MINT GUARD BADGE 1st ISSUE 1870-1920s" is in sale since Sunday, February 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Police\Badges\ Obsolete\US". The seller is "sgt116" and is located in Chesapeake City, Maryland.
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