Welcome to the new website of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society (BCCS). The BCCS is a group of several hundred collectors and dealers dedicated to the study of the American coinage of Charles E. Barber, Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint from 1880 to 1917. Social interactions at a host of regional meeting venues throughout the United States are a key element of the "BCCS Experience." See why any collector of Barber coinage should be a member of the BCCS.

Check out the new BCCS Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/barbercoins/

Although the U.S. has been reopened, cancellations are still possible, although much more unlikely. We will post updates as we get them. We recommend that you verify any event is going to be held before traveling to the show.

Upcoming Events

Visit us at these upcoming regional shows
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2021 BCCS Annual Meeting, August 11

The BCCS Annual Meeting was held on August 11, 2020 at the ANA convention in Rosemont (Chicago) IL. See the club updates and officer reports, the David Lawrence Literary Award, the Mike Hayes Award, and a detailed update on our new Varieties initiative, and much more. Unfortunately, the first few minutes of the meeting were accidently not recorded. Because of this error, a few presentation slides front-end the first of the two video files below.

  • Carl Feldman wins the David Lawrence Literary Award!
  • Richard Shimkus wins the Mike Hayes Award!
The meeting is recorded in two files:
1. Business Meeting - updates, awards, futures (mp4, 20 minutes, 50 mb)
2. Detailed Varieties update (mp4, 14 minutes, 100 mb)

Last 5 patterns from Charles E. Barber Collection certified! Charles E. Barber amassed a renowned collection of patterns during his 48-year tenure at the U.S. Mint. The patterns included pieces designed by his father William, himself, as well as other engravers such as Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Shortly after his death, the bulk of the collection was sold by the family, but 5 patterns were set aside by Barber's daughter Edith for her first grandson. These 5 patterns were submitted to NGC on behalf of the family for certification and grading, with the provenance attributed to the Charles E. Barber Estate. These patterns will be on display at the BCCS booth at the March Whitman Baltimore Expo. For more details, see the NGC press release:.

Short interview with great-grandson of Charles Barber at Baltimore! At the big exhibit of Charles and William Barber in Baltimore, a short interview was condiucted with Trip Trepagnier, great-grandson of Charles Barber. Thanks to David Lisot of CoinTelevision.com for making this available. To see it, click onto this YouTube link...

BCCS publishes new images of Charles and William Barber! With the generosity of two of Charles Barber's great-grandsons, the BCCS is proud to publish seven never-before-seen images of Charles Barber, including six new photos and one remarkable painting. These are available immediately for download (click image left) and use for publication. One new painting and the only known photo of William Barber (Charles' father and 5th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint) is also available here. Soon, the BCCS will also be publishing high-resolution images of astounding artifacts from both Charles and William Barber.

ANA Exhibit case photos available High-resolution photos of all 12 cases of the big exhibit from the Philadelpha ANA are available in one PDF file. You can zoom in and read everything that was in the exhibit. To see them, click the image to the left or go to read the document (7.5 mb).

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