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
Although Coronavirus is on the decline here in the U.S., 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.
2020 BCCS Annual Meeting - recording available
The BCCS Annual Meeting was held on August 20, 2020 as an online virtual meeting. See the club updates and officer reports, the David Lawrence Literary Award, the Mike Hayes Award, and a presentation on The Pattern Collection of Charles E. Barber, and much more. This online Zoom meeting was recorded and made available here, courtesy
of the Newman Numismatic Portal. Headlines:
To watch the Meeting, click left or go to the Recordings page. To see a PDF of the slide deck of the meeting, select here: 2020 BCCS Annual Meeting slide deck (PDF).
- Dave Earp wins the David Lawrence Literary Award!
- Barbernut wins the inaugural Mike Hayes Award!!
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).