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US Barber Dime Very Good Condition 1895-O

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    Considered to have one of the lower mintages of the series, the 1895-O Barber Dime was minted by the New Orleans Mint and has a 440,000 mintage. The 1895-O is in very good condition, exhibiting strong abrasions on both sides of the coin and is lacking in intricate detail, such as Liberty's headpiece or the eagle's feathers. Since the New Orleans was decommissioned in 1909, all of its coins hold much higher values, next to their low mintages. The Old Mint mainly depended on the success of the Morgan's production so much that when the Morgan's production stopped, the Old Mint was decommissioned shortly after. But the Old Mint participated in other coin collections, such as the Barber series, that is sometimes forgotten in the coin industry. The New Orleans Mint's building as been used as a fallout shelter, an assay office, and a storage facility for the US Coast Guard. It is now considered a national landmark, representing the history of coins. The Old Mint marked all of its coins with an "O" mint-mark and was considered a coin leader in its hay day.

    In just the short ten years as Chief Engraver, Barber was responsible for a history-breaking coin design. Becoming a familiar name to coin collectors, William Barber served as the Chief Engraver, to the US Mint, from 1869-1879. Being one of the only designs to grace all current denominations, the Barber design was inspired by the Grecian goddess, Liberty, who has been admired and loved by warriors since the beginning of time. Liberty wears an Acanthus leaf cap as a crown, which was very common in ancient Greece, and the "United States of America," and the coin's mint date are also simply stamped on the obverse. The reverse solely contains the coin's monetary value of one dime.

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    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1895
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