Major exhibit at the Whitman Baltimore Expo!

The Liberty Seated Collectors Club is pleased to display a major exhibit at the Whitman Baltimore Expo, October 25-27. Newly-uncovered artifacts from the family of Chief Engraver William Barber (designer of the Trade Dollar and Double Dime - twenty-cent piece) will be on display. This remarkable exhibit includes:

  - 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 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
  - 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
  - Inside the Mint Cabinet, Elizabeth Johnston, inscribed to William Barber, 1876




At the LSCC Meeting on Friday October 26 at 9:00 a.m. (everyone is welcome), there will be an educational program, entitled William Barber Revealed! in Room 301.

There will be a similar exhibit on artifacts from Charles Barber and 6th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, at the adjacent table of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society. Newly-uncovered artifacts from the family of Charles E. Barber will be on display. The corresponding research completely changes our views on the 6th Chief Engraver. This remarkable exhibit includes:

  - Painting of Charles E. Barber
  - Six new photos of Charles Barber
  - Photo showing Charles Barber and George T. Morgan in 1897
  - Three patterns by Charles Barber
  - 1st Ed. Woodin-Adams pattern reference, inscribed to Charles Barber, 1913
  - Key date Barber coins (5c, 10c, 25c, 50c)
  - Barber's commemoratives, Hawaiian coinage, and Cuban coinage
  - 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
  - Copies of Barber's 1905 Trip Report, with results matching hand-written notes
  - Letters to Charles Barber from Augustus St. Gaudens and Victor D. Brenner




At the BCCS Meeting on Friday October 26 at 3:00 p.m. (everyone is welcome), there will be an educational program, entitled The Charles Barber you didn't know, in Room 301.

Stay tuned for the table location. Look for the club banners.

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