US Barber Dime About Good 1906-O

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    Earning its nickname from being one of the oldest US structures, the Old Mint, served as a branch of the US Mint from 1838-1861, then again from 1879-1909; serving alongside three other mints in order to produce the Morgan silver dollar. Since the bulk of the New Orleans Mint's production was the Morgan silver dollar, they literally didn't make enough money to stay afloat after the Morgan ceased production. Since its minting days, the New Orleans Mint has been used as an assay office, a fallout shelter, and a storage facility for the US Coast Guard. The Old Mint also participated in other important coin series, such as the Barber coinage, wherein it is one of the only coin collections that has the same design on all denominations. The New Orleans Mint used the "O" mint-mark as an indicator on its coins, marking where the coin was minted. The 1906-O Barber Dime is in about good condition, with large abrasions on the entire coin, and contains a lighter silver color due to all of the wear. The 1906-O Barber Dime has a low mintage of only 2.6 million.

    When the famous Barber series was conceived, the Seated Liberty design was due for an update. The Mint Director decided to hold a friendly competition, by offering a cash prize for the winner. Leech reached out to local artists and wanted to hold a competition for the best design. When he received negative feedback, Leech went to the Chief Engraver, William Barber, and came out with an ideal design that President Benjamin Harrison approved of. On the obverse of Barber coins, Liberty is pictured and is wearing a Grecian leaf crown. The obverse also contains the coin's date of mintage. The reverse, on the half dollar and quarter, reveals a heraldic eagle, draped in a shield and is holding arrows and olive branches in its talons. This design has been used over time on most US currency and is the US national seal. The Barber Dime lacks such a design and solely has its monetary value on the reverse.

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    • Year: 1906
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