US Barber Dime About Good 1899-S

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  • Description:

    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. The Seated Liberty design had run its course and the Mint's Director, Edward Leech, wanted to officially change the design. Holding a competition, Leech wanted to encourage participation by giving the winner a cash prize. All of the local artists invited declined and Leech resorted to his mint for direction. William Barber was ultimately assigned the task to create a new design for the US currency, that would replace the Seated Liberty.

    The 1899-S Barber Dime is in about good condition, with severe wear on both sides of the coin and main details are lacking. Carrying the infamous "S" mint-mark, the 1899-S Barber Dime was minted in San Francisco. 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. Each of the eagle's talons are grasping a symbolic gesture: olive branches and arrows. The reverse design for the Barber Dime only contains its legal tender value of one dime.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1899
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    • Mint Mark: N/A
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