Barber Dimes

(1892-1916)

As early as 1879, public dissatisfaction with the Seated Liberty design was heard in Washington and Philadelphia. It was felt by many that the nation’s coin designs were second-rate, but few could have predicted how mundane a change could really be. New designs were submitted by Mint engravers throughout the early 1880s, but the only outcome was the production of a new nickel in 1883 designed by Chief Engraver Charles Barber. In 1891, when there was much discussion of a public competition for new designs for the dime, quarter dollar and half dollar, Barber reported to Mint Director James Kimball that there was no one in the country who was capable of assisting him in preparing original designs.

This same egotism was also found in one of the leading sculptors of the day, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who confided to the Mint Director that there were only four men in the world competent to do such a.... (Expand Text)

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1892-O BARBER 10C MS67

GEM SURFACES. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$11,950.00

1893-S BARBER 10C MS65

GEM LIGHTLY TONED SURFACES.
$2,295.00

1895 BARBER 10C PR67 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF WITH ELECTRIC BLUE PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY 880 STRUCK. JUST 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER PCGS. CAC.
$10,450.00

1896 BARBER 10C PR66

GEM PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 762 STRUCK. CAC.
$1,850.00

1896-O BARBER 10C MS66

GEM SATIN LUSTER ENHANCED WITH SEA GREEN TONING. ONLY THREE MS66+ COINS GRADED HIGHER. DUCKER PEDIGREE. CAC.
$16,500.00

1899 BARBER 10C PR67+

GEM VITUALLY FLAWLESS SURFACES. THE LUSTROUS SURFACES ARE DELECTLY KISSED WITH VERY LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING. CAC.
$5,225.00

1899-O BARBER 10C MS67

GEM WHITE RADIANT CAMEOLIKE SURFACES. JUST A SINGLE MS67+ GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$19,750.00

1906-O BARBER 10C MS67

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH LOVELY SEA GREEN TONING. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$5,750.00

1907-O BARBER 10C MS67

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES ENHANCED WITH ELECTRIC AMBER BLUE TONE. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$19,750.00

1909-O BARBER 10C MS66+

GEM SUPERB SURFACES WITH LIGHT AMBER BLUE TONING. JUST THREE GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$7,650.00

1910 BARBER 10C PR67+

GEM PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 551 STRUCK. CAC.
$13,200.00

1911 BARBER 10C MS67

VIRTUALLY SATIN WHITE. ONLY 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$3,250.00