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2016 1 oz. Proof Silver Barber 1906 Double Eagle Pattern - Smithsonian Collection - NGC Gem Proof UC

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Why should you purchase this Proof Silver 1906 Barber Double Eagle Pattern Commemorative?

This 1 oz. silver proof carries a very special design that was created back in 1906! When President Theodore Roosevelt assigned his friend, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the task of redesigning U.S. coinage in the early 20th century, Saint-Gaudens’ initial design proved to be far too elaborate to mass produce. Charles E. Barber, who as the current Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint should have received the commission, is speculated to have jumped at the opportunity to prove himself. That could very well be the reason for him designing his own Double Eagle pattern!

Despite his hard work however, his design was rejected in favor of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ redesigned pattern. Barber was still proud of his design, and kept the one example piece that was struck. After his death, that piece was brought to the Smithsonian Museum where it has remained until today. Despite this forgotten design being largely unknown to many collectors, we have worked with the Smithsonian in order to get this incredible pattern into the hands of collectors!

The Design of the 1906 Barber Double Eagle Pattern

Charles Barber certainly put hard work into this pattern. The obverse displays his depiction of Liberty, which bears many similarities to the Liberty on the barber dime. The reverse shows a more elaborate image of a standing Liberty, holding a sword in her right hand and a liberty cap hanging on a pole in her left. A large eagle is perched behind her, with its wings spread. Radiant rays shine out from around Liberty’s head and shoulders, with the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST,” contained inside.

What does the NGC grade GEM Proof UC mean?

We had this proof commemorative pattern submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), where it was graded by seasoned experts very familiar with the original example. This proof was graded GEM Proof Ultra Cameo, which means that the commemorative is in Proof 65 grade or higher with all of its original Mint luster! This slabbed proof will also come through with a protective velvet bag and a certificate with the story of the pattern.

An opportunity to add an item like this to your collection could very well be once in a lifetime! Act now to secure it for yours.


Year of Issue:2016
Mint:Sunshine Minting
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:GEM Proof
Designation:UC
Finish:Proof
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.999
Display Weight:1 oz
Weight in Grams:31.1032 g
Weight in Ounces:1 oz
Diameter:38.1 mm
Country:United States
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1906 Barber Design Double Eagle
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Should be the next American
Should be the next American gold coin not the one currently Approved
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Poor Service
I am quite happy with the item above. However, I ordered it on 11 October and did not receive it until over two weeks later,25 October. I had expected better service than this.
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