US Barber Dime About Good 1896

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    Since it was established in 1792, the Philadelphia Mint has participated in every coin series since it was established, leaving no mint-mark as their mark. The Philadelphia Mint is the main branch of the US Mint and 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 was also passed, during this time, to assign coins denominations based on their legal tender or metal fineness. This act also constituted that any coin in the US should feature "an impression emblematic of liberty."

    The 1896 Barber Dime has a mintage of exactly 2 million and is in about good condition. Exhibiting severe wear on the entire surface of the coin, with major details lacking, the 1896 Barber Dime contains a whitish hue due to all of the wear. All individual coins are packaged in coin sleeves to ensure protection while in transit. 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 coins. The reverse, on the half dollar and quarter, contains the nation's official seal, which is of a heraldic eagle holding a shield. Since the Barber Dime was too small for such a design, its reverse solely contains its monetary value.

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    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1896
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    • Mint Mark: N/A
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