US Barber Dime Very Good Condition 1912-S

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  • Description:

    The San Francisco Mint was first established in 1854, as a result of the famous gold rushes. This mint is known for not only making the most coins, out of the four mints, but they are also admired by their quality of coin as well. When comparing a coin minted at San Francisco and one minted at New Orleans, there is quite a noticeable difference. The strike is stronger, the designs last longer even when circulated, and the mint-mark is more prominent. The 1912-S Barber Dime was minted at the infamous San Francisco Mint and has a mintage of 3.4 minted. The 1912-S Barber Dime is in very good condition and contains a healthy amount of wear, especially around the main image details, such as Liberty's crown and the coin's monetary value on the reverse. The 1912-S Barber Dime will be packaged in a coin flip to ensure proper protection during shipment.

    The design for the Barber coins has inspired modern coin designs. Liberty is on the obverse, adorned with a Grecian leaf headband and is accompanied by the coin's date of mintage. The reverse solely displays the coin's monetary value and is absent of an actual design. The Barber coins was created by William Barber, the Chief Engraver at the US Mint. The Mint Director, Edward Leech, wanted to switch out the Seated Liberty for a more modern and updated coin design. Leech announced a competition, among local artists, to design the new coin and the winner would win a cash prize. Denied by the artists, Leech resorted to Barber, who came up with the new design, approved by Benjamin Harrison.

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    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1912
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    • Mint Mark: N/A
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