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The Barber Dime was introduced in 1892, replacing the Seated Liberty design, which had been in use for almost 55 years. The new series was named for its designer Charles E. Barber, chief engraver of the United States Mint from 1880 to 1918. Barber Dimes Minted 1892 to 1916 A very popular series, with a long run of dates and mintmarks. What is unusual is that there are almost no varieties.

Barber Dimes For Sale

The Barber dime is a classic American coin with values on the low end tied to the silver bullion market. On the upper end of the spectrum are pieces like the 1894-S Barber dime, which sells at auction for more than $1.5 million. So, the Barber dime appeals to a wide range of coin collectors, which is just one of many reasons this coin series has enjoyed incredible popularity for decades.

The Barber dime was designed by Charles E. Barber and was first released to the public in 1892. The series continue into 1916 and spawned a number of key and semi-key date coins, including the 1895-O, 1896-S, 1901-S, 1903-S, 1913-S. Coin values for those pieces are all over the board, but are lofty for high-quality specimens.

For the most part, it’s easy to break down coin values for Barber dimes into two categories. These two segments include the common-date, low-grade dimes that are worth only a tad more than their intrinsic silver bullion content; scarce-date or better-preserved Barber dimes (of any date) represent the second main category of Barber dimes and normally sell for much higher prices.

Coin values for key-date Barber dimes and high-grade specimens of any issue (including more common dates) don’t change as often as for the lower-end silver material. Often, prices for specific pieces are dependent on the physical qualities of an individual coin, such as toning, strike, and overall eye appeal. Live roulette 888 casino games. Coin values for the low-grade common-date pieces are less determined by eye-appeal and, again, are dependent almost solely on what the silver market is doing.

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Barber Dimes

Barber Dimes were minted from 1892 to 1916. Barber Dimes were very popular, replacing the 55-year old Seated Liberty design. They largely went into circulation and stayed there, and most of the earlier dates are available mainly in low grades.
The series contains one of the legendary rarities of all U.S. coins, the 1894-S dime, a special issue of just 24 coins, with just 9 or 10 known today. The key date of the regular issue coins is 1895-O, with a mintage of 440,000.


In addition to the 1895-O, the series contains numerous semi-key dates, including 1895, 1896-O and -S, 1901-S, 1903-S, and 1904-S. Some dates are relatively common, but very difficult in higher grades (such as the 1909-D). The series has been gaining popularity in recent years, and is obtainable in most grades with some diligent searching (excluding the 1894-S of course!).
For information on grading Barber Dimes, please see the Grading Barber Dimes page.
A census and rarity rating survey was conducted among BCCS members and the general public for Barber Dimes
Look at the Survey results for Barber Dimes:

Barber Dime

Barber Dimes List

Barber dime melt value

Barber Dime Price Guide

Barber Dimes Census study
Barber Dimes Rarity Ratings

Barber Dime Prices

The best single reference on this series is The Complete Guide to Barber Dimes by David Lawrence, with detailed information about the series, and date-by-date analysis. This is an indespensible reference for the Barber Dime collector.