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. Offered here is a pleasant example hand-selected by professional numismatists after screening thousands of coins for quality and eye-appeal. Each coin is housed in an airtight capsule and presented in a plush-lined box with a display easel, magnetic lid, and certificate of authenticity. The coin is unconditionally guaranteed to be genuine, dated between 1892 and 1916, and will match the quality of the one shown. If you are interested in building a collection, consider adding other great selections from the Icons of American Coinage Series to compliment your purchase.
HISTORY OF THE BARBER DIME:
IN 1891, the public had grown weary of the Seated Liberty coinage that had linked 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 a 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 theBarber dime reverse design shows a wreath encircling the denomination, like that of the Seated Liberty dime, but different from the Barber quarter and half a 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.
- 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
- 3 x 3 x 1