Major exhibit at the ANA Convention in Philadelphia!

The Barber Coin Collectors' Society is pleased to display a major exhibit at the 2018 ANA Convention in Philadelphia, August 14-18. Never-before-seen artifacts from the family of Charles E. Barber will be on display. This remarkable exhibit includes:

- Presidential proclamation naming Charles Barber Engraver, from President
  Rutherford B. Hayes, 1880
- Painting of Charles E. Barber
- Six new photos of Charles Barber
- Three patterns by Charles Barber
- Key date Barber coins (5c, 10c, 25c, 50c), Hawaiian coinage, commemoratives
- 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
- Letters to Charles Barber from Augustus St. Gaudens and Victor D. Brenner




On Friday August 17, there will be an ANA Money Talks session, entitled Fascinating New Discoveries regarding Father-Son Mint Engravers William & Charles Barber in Room 121-B, at 4:00 p.m.

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 1869 letter by William Barber discussing counterfeits
- 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
- Original 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


The club tables will are Booths #146 and #148 in the Club Midway, at the far right corner of the room. Look for the club banners.

  Barber Coin Collectors' Society      --      Founded 1989      --      Email:   bccs@barbercoins.org