- 1 Why do they call it a Barber dime?
- 2 Who’s profile is on the dime?
- 3 Where is the word liberty on a Barber dime?
- 4 What is the rarest Barber half dollar?
- 5 What’s the rarest dime?
- 6 What was on the first dime?
- 7 What does the oldest dime look like?
- 8 What is a Silver Barber Dime?
- 9 What are the key dates for Barber dimes?
- 10 How much is a Barber dime?
Why do they call it a Barber dime?
These are more commonly called “Barber Dimes” because of this. The coins were originally meant to be designed by the public but later taken over by Charles Barber the current Chief Engraver for the United States Mint due to financial issues.
Who’s profile is on the dime?
Franklin Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States.
Where is the word liberty on a Barber dime?
Known as the Barber dime (named after the designer Charles E. Barber) the ten-cent denomination featured on the obverse Miss Liberty facing right, her hair in a Phrygian cap and wearing a laurel wreath, with the word LIBERTY in tiny letters in a band above her forehead.
What is the rarest Barber half dollar?
As mentioned above the 1904-S Barber Half Dollar is the rarest coin of the series to be found in uncirculated condition. 553,038 pieces were struck for circulation and it seems likely that virtually all were released into circulation shortly after their mintage.
What’s the rarest dime?
10 of the Rarest Dimes in Existence
- 1798 Large 8 Draped Bust Dime.
- 1859 S Seated Liberty Dime.
- 1874 CC Liberty Seated Dime with Arrows.
- 1798 Small 8 Draped Bust Dime.
- 1916 D Full Band Mercury Dime.
- 1894 S Barber Dime.
- 1871 CC Seated Liberty Dime Mint Condition.
- 1872 CC Liberty Seated Dime Mint Condition.
What was on the first dime?
The Mint made the first dimes in 1796. They were small silver coins. The designs from 1796 to 1837 showed Liberty on the obverse and an eagle on the reverse.
What does the oldest dime look like?
Draped Bust Dimes, 1796-1807 First struck in 1796, the original dime design – like other silver coins of the era – bore the Draped Bust design. The obverse depicts a bust of Liberty, her hair tied with a ribbon. For the series’ first two years, the reverse showed an eagle perched within a wreath.
What is a Silver Barber Dime?
The Barber coinage consisted of dime, quarters and half-dollars. These coins were designed by United States Mint chief engraver Charles Barber and the dimes were minted from 1892 to 1916. Barber dimes are composed of 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper.
What are the key dates for Barber dimes?
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.
How much is a Barber dime?
Your Barber dime value is $3.20 to $3.73 for a common date coin in heavily worn “Good” condition. If your coin is better preserved the value increases sharply in “Extremely Fine” condition. A step by step method is used to determine how much your coin is worth.