US Barber Dime Good 1905-O Micro O

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  • Description:

    The 1905-o Barber Dime is the more rare and valuable dime between the Micro o and the regular O in 1905. The 1905-o Barber Dime will come packaged in a coin flip and is in good condition. Collectors expect heavy wear on good grade coins, with main details also lacking. The 1905-o was minted at the New Orleans Mint and carries the "o" mint-mark but its sizing is what makes the difference. The New Orleans Mint, or also known as the Old Mint, served as a branch of the US Mint from 1838-1861, then again from 1879-1909. The Old Mint served 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. Nowadays, the Old Mint is considered an official historical landmark and is presently the oldest structure in the US. Since the New Orleans Mint is no longer in production, collectors sprint towards any opportunity to own a coin mint-marked "O."

    When the Seated Liberty Half Dollar had run its course, the Mint Director Edward Leech, wanted to hold a competition for the next coinage design. Adding the appeal of a cash prize for the winner, the local turnout was a bit underwhelming. The artists that were invited to participate wanted a different prize, under different terms, and withdrew when their needs weren't met. Leech resorted to inside the mint, wherein he worked with the Chief Engraver at the time, to construct a new design. The Chief Engraver, William Barber, was approved by president, Benjamin Harrison, to move forward with the Barber coinage. The Barber Dimes were minted from 1892-1916 and had mixed reviews from the public. Collectors enjoy this collection since the Barber coins contain pretty reasonable premiums and are highly numismatic. The 90% silver content draws in investors, making this collection a great investment for everyone!

  • Details:
    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1905
    • Diameter: N/A
    • Mint Mark: O
    • Thickness: N/A
    • Grade: N/A

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