US Barber Dime About Good 1892-S

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    The 1892-S Barber Dime is the first year for the San Francisco Mint to produce the Barber dimes and it contains an impressive mintage of only 990,710. Considered to be in about good condition, the 1892-S Barber Dime exhibits severe wear on both sides of the coin, with lack of detail concerning the main images and gives off a worn white look. The San Francisco Mint was established during the historical California gold rushes and helped prospectors turn their freshly mined gold into money. The San Francisco Mint is also known for its highly efficient quality control and strong strikes on its coins. For this reason, collectors are prone to investing in lower conditions of the "S" minted coins, since they appear in better condition than other mint-marks.

    The Chief Engraver position, at the US Mint is one any engraver covets. Not only is there power in decisions, but if you're lucky, you could have a major coin series named after you. The Barber design was named after the US Mint's Chief Engraver, William Barber. The coins were in circulation from 1892-1916, but the half dollar wasn't minted the last couple of years before the series ended. William Barber would also work over George T. Morgan, the Morgan's designer, as the Barber coinage was minted. Barber used the Head of Liberty to grace the obverse of the Barber coin series. Liberty's look is inspired by a Grecian Goddess and she wears an Acanthus leaf cap as a crown. "United States of America," and the coin's mint date are also simply stamped on the obverse of the Barber Dime. The reverse contains only the coin's monetary value and is absent of an actual design, unlike the half dollar and quarter.

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    • Year: 1892
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