Barber Dime

Barber Dimes
  1. Barber Dime 1892
  2. Liberty Head Dime Value Chart
  3. Barber Dime Set
  4. Barber Dime Values

The Barber Dime was minted between the years 1892 to 1916, inclusive. Throughout the series, the coins were struck at the Philadelphia, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Denver Mints. In general, the mintages were the highest at Philadelphia and more limited at the branch mint locations. Find the current Barber Dime values by year, coin varieties, and specific grade.

Barber Dime 1892

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.

Liberty Head Dime Value Chart

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:

Coin master 200 spin link today. Barber Dimes Census study
Barber Dimes Rarity Ratings

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.

The Barber Dime also known as the Liberty Head dime was minted from 1892 and 1916 by Charles Barber. 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.

The front of this coin has the head of liberty crowned by a wreath. This coin looks very much like a Julius Caesar coin with the wreath in my opinion. The back side or reverse side was engraved with a wreath of corn or wheat representing American agricultural products. It also clearly says 'one dime' on the back.

These coins were eventually replaced by the mercury dime.

Barber Dime Set

Current silver melt value* for a Barber Dime is $1.97 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $27.22 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

* Notice as of December 2006 it is illegal to melt down US Minted Pennies and Nickels, and there is a $10,000 fine to help enforce the law. It is legal however to melt down silver dollars, half dollars, dimes, quarters for their content.

Barber Dime Values

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Barber/Liberty Head Dime Values

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