Zuni Turquoise & Silver Pendant/Pin with 1914 Barber Silver Half Dollar Center J462
2 1/3" wide.
The Barber half dollar is also known as the Liberty Head half dollar. It was minted from 1892 until 1915 and was designed by Charles E. Barber. The average weight of the coin is 12.5 g. and is composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. It has a diameter of 30.6 mm with the reeded edge.
The Mint Act of September 26, 1890, specified that coin designs could only be changed after they have been in use for 25 years. In 1891 dimes, quarters and half dollars became eligible for a redesign. Mint Director, J. P. Kimball wasted no time in changing the design of America's coins.