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US Barber Dime Very Fine Condition 1899

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  • Description:

    Considered to have a pretty high mintage, the 1899 Barber Dime was minted by the Philadelphia Mint and is in very fine condition. Very fine condition still exhibits the sharp details of the designs but the edges are pretty worn. The Philadelphia Mint was the first mint to be established in the US so it doesn't mark its coins with a mint-mark. The US desperately needed an identity but also a means to international commerce so the Founding Fathers decided that a national mint was the answer. The Mint Act officially announced the opening of the Philadelphia Mint and also instituted guidelines for the newly minted currency. A dollar decimal system would be used to assign the currency with legal tender values. Also, an emblematic symbol of liberty must be included on US currency, hence why so many adaptations of Liberty have been used.

    Each US Mint branch has its own interesting history that affects the coins we know and love today. Founded in 1792, by the Founding Fathers, the Philadelphia Mint had a lot of pressure placed on its shoulders. Not only was it the first mint facility in the US but it also had a list of requirements to accomplish, due to the Mint Act of 1792. The list contained demands, such as every coin must display its denomination and/or metal composition. The most important requirement was that every coin needed to display an emblematic symbol of liberty. This demand has led to all of the US currency portraying either Lady Liberty and/or an eagle on its surface.

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