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1893-S BARBER DIME

PCGS No: 4802

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,491,401
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:
"Second year of issue and somewhat saved. 1893-P is much tougher than its 1892 counterpart, but is still readily available. This issue and the 1893-S come well struck, the S-mint particularly so. However, finding a 1893-O with a good strike is not easy. The 1893-P & O have satiny finishes and the 1893-S will often come proof-like."

"If you find an 1893-O with a decent strike, buy it. We believe the 1893-S is underrated. The 1893/2 of course is quite rare and, even if you are not a variety collector, you should buy one if it becomes available."

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

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