NGC Certifies Pattern Coins from the Estate of US Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber
0

6 posts in this topic

12,077 posts

Interested collectors can read more about the coins in Barber's pattern collection on the web site USPatterns.com.

PS: The brief NGC discussion of these five pattern pieces is commendably accurate and a fine synopsis of the situation.

Edited by RWB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12,077 posts

Relevant to the patterns mentioned, here are Eastman Johnson's three coin designs. The illustrations are his drawings, not photos of pattern pieces. (I'm planning a short article about these for publication in the near future.)

Johnson coins-good.jpg

Edited by RWB
Goofy formatting

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 post

Yes, the five patterns belong to one of the great-grandsons of Charles E. Barber.  Barber's daughter Edith sold most of the large and renown pattern collection after his death (in February 1917), but kept five of them and eventually gave them to her first grandchild.  

They will be on display at the booth of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society at the Whitman Baltimore Expo from March 19-21 (table# not yet finalized), and will be the subject of the educational program at the meeting of the BCCS at 3:00 p.m. on Friday March 20 in Room 301.  The meeting is open to all.  Please join us!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
0