Why Join the Barber Coin Collectors' Society?

Join the national coin club dedicated to the study and collecting of the coinage of Charles Barber, Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint from 1880 to 1917. With hundreds of members nationwide, BCCS members collect and study Liberty Head (or Barber) Dimes, Quarters, and Halves, as well as the Liberty Nickel (or "V Nickel"), along with various commemoratives.

Benefits of membership

Publications and research

  • Four issues every year of the Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society
  • Results of BCCS studies and surveys, to enhance your knowledge of these popular series
Access to series experts
  • Networking with experts on each of the Barber series, from Liberty Nickels to Barber Halves, all eager to share their decades of expertise with you
  • Educational programs and social activities at many regional coin shows around the country

Knowledge is Power

  • Learn specialized knowledge and leverage it while buying and selling coins
  • Recognize rare die varieties worth a substantial premium

“This certified example of a 1913-S Barber Quarter was actually an altered coin, with an added S. The owner cracked it out of the holder hoping for a better grade, thus invalidating the grading service's guarantee. If he had only known what a genuine 1913-S looks like, he would have avoided this loss. Preventing this one loss would have paid for his BCCS membership for 100 years.”


If you collect any Barber series, even by type, can you afford not to be a member?


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