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Barber Dime Coins FAQs
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The Barber dime was designed by Charles E. Barber, who was the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint at the time. The Barber dime, along with the Barber quarter and half dollar, all share a similar design and are collectively referred to as the "Barber" series in his honor.
The Barber dime was issued by the United States Mint from 1892 to 1916.
Lady Liberty facing right wearing a Phrygian cap and laurel wreath with the word liberty written on the band in her hair. Surrounded by the words "United States of America".
Barber dime weighs 2.50 grams with a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper.
The key date for the Barber dime series is the 1894-S. The 1894-S Barber dime is one of the most famous and sought-after rarities in U.S. coinage. Only 24 examples were minted, and today, only nine are known to exist. Its rarity and the stories surrounding its creation have made it highly desirable among collectors, and it often commands significant prices sales reaching millions when it comes up for auction.