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US Barber Dime Very Good Condition 1897-S

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    The San Francisco Mint is well known, especially to avid collectors, since its history dates back to the historic California Gold Rush days. Established as a result of the gold rush, the San Francisco Mint turned out $4 million worth of gold into coins in just its first year of production. The west coast-based mint was able to move to its second location in its second year of production, nicknamed the Granite Lady. Although just the basement was comprised of granite, this building got its name due to its strength during the horrific Earthquake of 1906. The San Francisco Mint is beloved for many reasons but it didn't get its outstanding reputation for nothing. Collectors can also count on boldly struck coins from San Francisco that hold up well over time. The 1897-S Barber Dime has a lower mintage, when compared to the other higher mintages of the series. With just 1.3 million minted, the 1897-S Barber Dime is in very good condition, and exhibits a good amount of wear on both sides of the coin with lack of detail on the main images, such as Liberty and the eagle. Carrying the infamous "S" mint-mark, the 1897-S was minted in San Francisco and will come packaged in a coin flip to ensure protection while in transit.

    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 reverse, on the quarter and half dollar, contains the nation's official seal, which is of a heraldic eagle holding a shield. Each of the eagle's talons are grasping a symbolic gesture: olive branches and arrows. Since the Barber Dime is too small for such an extravagant design, its reverse only portrays its monetary value.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1897
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