Major exhibit at the New Hampshire Coin Expo!
The Barber Coin Collectors' Society is pleased to display a major exhibit on William Barber for the final time at the NH Coin Expo, November 9-10.
Newly-uncovered artifacts from the family of Charles E. Barber will be on display. The corresponding research completely
changes our views on the 6th Chief Engraver. This remarkable exhibit includes:
- Painting of Charles E. Barber
- Six new photos of Charles Barber
- Photo showing Charles Barber and George T. Morgan in 1897
- Three patterns by Charles Barber
- 1st Ed. Woodin-Adams pattern reference, inscribed to Charles Barber, 1913
- Key date Barber coins (5c, 10c, 25c, 50c)
- Barber's commemoratives, Hawaiian coinage, and Cuban coinage
- 1905 passport of Charles Barber
- Memos from mint departments for Barber's Europe trip,
some with his handwritten notes on them
- Diary of Edith Barber of Europe trip of 1905, with key excerpts
- 39-star Flag presented to Charles Barber by President Theodore Roosevelt
- 1906 Mint Assay medal, original case, subject: Theodore Roosevelt
- Copies of Barber's 1905 Trip Report, with results matching hand-written notes
- Letters to Charles Barber from Augustus St. Gaudens and Victor D. Brenner
At the BCCS-LSCC Meeting on Friday November 9 at 2:00 p.m. (everyone is welcome), there will be an educational program, entitled Amazing New Discoveries of Father-Son Mint Engravers William and Charles Barber! in the Stark Room.
There will be a similar exhibit on artifacts from William Barber (Charles Barber's father and 5th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint,
designer of the Trade Dollar and the Double Dime - twenty cent piece), at the adjacent table of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club.
Historical artifacts on display include:
- Presidential proclamation naming William Barber Engraver, from President
Andrew Johnson and Sec. of State William Seward, 1869
- Paintings of William Barber and wife Anna Maria Barber
- Medal of William Barber by Charles E. Barber
- 3 original pencil/pen coin design sketches by William Barber
- William Barber medals: Centennial Medal, Grant 2nd Inaugural medal
- Scan of 1875 letter by William Barber about Carson City dies and breakage
- Example of 1875-CC BF-1 Double Dime (20 cents) from broken reverse die
- Memo by mint officials on death of William Barber
- Set of Trade Dollars
- Set of Double Dimes (20 cents), including one of William Barberís patterns
- Medallic History of the United States 1776-1876, 1st Ed, J. Loubat, inscribed
to William Barber, 1878
- Inside the Mint Cabinet, Elizabeth Johnston, inscribed to William Barber, 1876
Look for the club banners.