US Barber Dime Uncirculated 1906

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  • Description:

    William Barber, the US Mint Chief Engraver from 1879-1917, designed the Barber coinage. The Barber coinage is one of the only times in history wherein all of the circulating currency matched in design. The dime, the quarter, and the half dollar all contained the same Grecian liberty design and were minted from 1892-1916. The Seated Liberty was on the chopping block and the US Mint Director, Edward Leech, wanted to change the design. He first put out an add for a competition among local artists, hoping to lure them in with a cash prize for the winner. When the response was less than what he bargained for, Leech collaborated with Barber to come up with a design. The Philadelphia Mint was a strong part of currency history, participating in some of the most historical collections, such as the Morgan Silver Dollar and the Barber coins.

    The 1906 Barber Dime contains a high mintage of over 19 million and is difficult to find in uncirculated condition. Collectors expect uncirculated condition to contain no wear or abrasions. Plus, its metallic alloy is 90% silver grabs investors attention. William 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 Barber Dimes' reverse design stands out from the other reverse design of the series. Instead of a heraldic eagle, gracing the backside of the coin, the words, "one dime" are inscribed and encircled by another Acanthus leaf crown. The 1909 Barber Dime will come packaged in a coin flip while in transit.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1906
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    • Mint Mark: N/A
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