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Obverse of 1892 Barber Dime    Reverse of 1892 Barber Dime


1892 BARBER DIME

PCGS Nos: 4796, 4875

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 12,120,000
Proofs: 1,245

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±2.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) just below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Notes:
"As the first year of issue this date was saved. Nevertheless the San Francisco issue remains fairly scarce, especially in MS 66 and above (pop=1). All three come well struck with nice luster. The 1892-P & O have a satiny appearance while the 1892-S sometimes comes proof-like."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 9 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 9 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-68.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-66.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 357, illustrated, sold for $3,335.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David & John Feigenbaum

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service