Certified Barber Dime 1916 MS62 NGC

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    The 1916 Certified Barber Dime MS62 NGC has earned an ideal grade by NGC. NGC is known worldwide for its competitively high grading standards and sleek packaging. Since the 1916 contains an average mintage of 18 million and was minted at the original mint, the mintage isn't what collectors are after but rather the MS62 grade! The 1916 Certified Barber Dime MS62 NGC carries no mint-mark, since it was minted by the Philadelphia Mint. The Philadelphia Mint is the oldest mint in the US, being established in 1792. After the ratification of the Constitution, the Founding Fathers needed to establish a national identity and a means of commerce. At the time, Philadelphia was the capital of the US so it only made sense for the first mint to be built there. The Mint Act mandated that an emblematic symbol of liberty should be depicted on all US currency, lending to the Lady Liberty craze over the years.

    William Barber served as the Chief Engraver, to the US Mint, from 1869-1879, before passing the torch to his son, Charles Barber. In just the short ten years as Chief Engraver, Barber was responsible for a history-breaking coin design. Being one of the only designs to grace all current denominations, the Barber design was inspired by the Grecian goddess, Liberty, who has been admired and loved by warriors since the beginning of time. Liberty wears an Acanthus leaf cap as a crown, which was very common in ancient Greece, and the "United States of America," and the coin's mint date are also simply stamped on the obverse. The reverse only contains the coin's monetary value since the dime is too small to house a larger design.

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    • Year: 1916
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