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Obverse of 1892 Barber Dime    Reverse of 1892 Barber Dime


PCGS Nos: 4796, 4875


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

"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