Charles Edward Barber papers, 1868-1916

Descriptive Summary

American Numismatic Society
0.5 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Photocopies of correspondence and notebooks produced by Charles Barber.

A McKinley Memorial Gold Dollar, 1916, obverse by Barber (United States Mint image)

Administrative Information


Collection open to all researchers.

Preferred Citation

Charles Edward Barber papers, 1868-1916, Archives, American Numismatic Society.


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Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of Barber’s personal papers. Includes notebooks listing coins and medals he owned; a record book of kept by A.W. Straub, foreman of the Die Makers Room at the U.S. Mint (1880-1886); and correspondence relating to coin production and design for Bolivia (1882, 1883), San Domingo (1897-1900), Costa Rica (1899-1912), Colombia (1902), Venezuela (1902-1903), Honduras (1902-1904), Panama (1902-1910), Haiti (1903-1904), El Salvador (1904), China (1904-1905), Nicaragua (1905), Japan (1908), Liberia (1909), Mexico (1910-1911), and Cuba (1914-1915). Other correspondence relates to topics such as the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson (1868), a request for a new die of the Lincoln medal from Victor David Brenner (1909), and a letter from A.A. Weinman discussing progress and problems with the Mercury Dime and the Liberty Walking Half Dollar (1916).

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Location of Originals

Originals are located at the Smithsonian Institution.