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1892-S BARBER DIME

PCGS No: 4798

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 990,710
Proofs: 0

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 2.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) just below the wreath on the reverse

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."

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-65's.

Sources and 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