Certified Barber Dime 1898 AU Details (Artificial Toning) NGC

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    Every Mint Director has experience a lull in production, wherein the design for a coin becomes tiresome. When the Seated Liberty Half Dollar had been issued for awhile, the Mint Director Edward Leech, wanted to hold a competition for the next coinage design. Adding the appeal of a cash prize for the winner, the local turnout was a bit underwhelming. The artists that were invited to participate wanted a different prize, under different terms, and withdrew when their needs weren't met. Leech resorted to inside the mint, wherein he worked with the Chief Engraver at the time, to construct a new design. The Chief Engraver, William Barber, was approved by president, Benjamin Harrison, to move forward with the Barber coinage.

    With a hefty mintage, of over 16 million, the 1898 Certified Barber Dime AU Details has been graded by NGC. Although this coin contains artificial toning, its condition is still considered to be in almost uncirculated condition. In almost uncirculated condition, this dime will have slight wear but all of the writing and images are still clearly visible. Artificial toning refers to the coin being cleaned at some point and contains abrasions hinting at such. The Philadelphia Mint was the first mint to produce coins in the US and doesn't include mint-marks on their products. The 1898 Certified Barber Dime AU Details was minted by the Philadelphia Mint and will come packaged in a certified coin holder, issued by the one and only NGC. The Barber Dime is the only denomination to have a different reverse than the other coins in the series. The reverse, of the Barber Dime, reveals simple lettering, "one dime," encircled by a Grecian leaf crown.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1898
    • Diameter: N/A
    • Mint Mark: N/A
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