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1914 Barber Silver Dime // NGC Certified MS63 // Wood Presentation Box
The Barber Dime is a vintage American coin minted from 1892 to 1916. Today, they are seldom seen in circulation but are cherished by coin collectors and enthusiasts of American history alike.
By 1891, the public had grown weary of the Seated Liberty coinage that had clinked in their pockets for over 50 years. Consequently, U.S. Mint director Leech instructed Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber to prepare designs for the coins that now bear his name. The result was a new dime, quarter, and half dollar rendered in a distinctly neoclassical Roman design that drew influence from contemporary French coinage circulating in Europe.
The Barber obverse features Liberty, facing right, wearing an olive branch crown termed a pileus, as well as a headband inscribed with LIBERTY. The Barber dime reverse design shows a wreath encircling the denomination, like that of the Seated Liberty dime, but different from the Barber quarter and half dollar. Barber coins were produced from 1892 through the middle of the first World War in 1916, except for the half dollar, which ended one year earlier.
Offered here is a certified Mint State-63 condition example. You will receive the unique coin shown in the photos, certified by NGC to be in Mint State-63 Condition, encapsulated in an air-tight holder, and housed in a plush-lined box with a certificate of authenticity.
5"L x 4"W x 1"H
- OriginUnited States
— Type: Barber Dime (1892-1916)
— Designer: Charles E. Barber
— Weight: 2.5 grams
— Diameter: 17.9 mm
— Composition: 0.900 silver, 0.100 copper
— Net silver weight: 0.07234 oz pure silver
— Obverse Design: Liberty, facing right, with pileus and headband
— Obverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / LIBERTY / DATE
— Reverse Design: Wreath of corn, wheat, maple, and oak
— Reverse Inscription: ONE DIME
Please Note: You will receive the exact item(s) shown in the photos.
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