Barber Dimes

The Barber Dime was introduced in 1892 and ran until 1916. The designs were created by United States Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber. This series has long been considered overlooked and undervalued within U.S. coinage.

Barber Dimes

On the obverse of the coin is a depiction of the head of Liberty facing right. She wears a cap over her head, which is adorned with a headband inscribed "Liberty" and an olive branch containing thirteen leaves. The additional inscriptions "United States of America" and the date surrounding the image.

The reverse of the Barber Dime features an agricultural wreath, composed of American grown elements. This includes corn and wheat, as well as oak leaves, which are tied with a simple bow at the bottom. Within the wreath are the words "One Dime".

During the course of the series, mintages varied from less than one million to more than twenty million. There are many dates, which are considered difficult for collectors assembling a full set and one traditional key date in the 1895-O Barber Dime. This coin had a mintage of 440,000 pieces.

An unusual rarity of the series is the 1894-S Barber Dime, which had a mere 24 pieces originally struck. These are generally not pursued by most collectors due to the incredible rarity and immense cost. Recent examples have sold for more than one million dollars.

This site will provide further information on Barber Dimes and present a selection of coins available for sale. Find the ideal coins to build or complete your collection of this important series!