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.

Upcoming Events

Visit us at these upcoming regional shows
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BCCS gears up for major exhibit at the Whitman Baltimore Expo!
The Barber Coin Collectors' Society is pleased to display a major exhibit at the Whitman Baltimore Expo, October 25-27. Newly-uncovered artifacts from the family of Chief Engraver Charles Barber will be on display.. Read on by clicking the image at left....

Images of many of the remarkable documents and ephemera will be available for download followng the exhibit in Baltimore.

Recordings of 2018 BCCS Annual Meeting available The video files of the recently-held BCCS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia are now available. The video files are very large!. To see them, go to the Recordings page...

Images of many of the remarkable documents and ephemera will be available for download followng the exhibit in Baltimore.

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).

BCCS publishes new images of Charles 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 of William Barber (Charles' father and 5th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint) is also available here. After the Philadelphia ANA, the BCCS will also be publishing high-resolution images of astounding artifacts from both Charles and William Barber.

BCCS Remembers Phil Carrigan, 1944-2018

The BCCS lost a key part of our history when Phil Carrigan, a Charter Member and long-time President, passed away on January 29th. Read more...

Recordings of BCCS Annual Meeting at the ANA available
Recordings of the 2017 BCCS Annual Meeting at the ANA's World's Fair of Money in Denver are now posted. Tom Bush wins the BCCS David Lawrence Literary Award for 2016. Paul Kluth wins the BCCS Journal Editor's Award. Congratulations! Plus BCCS updates and eductional program. Select the Recordings of BCCS Meetings and Educational Programs page.

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