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Obverse of 1894 Barber Dime     Reverse of 1894 Barber Dime


PCGS Nos: 4803, 4878


Circulation strikes: 1,330,000
Proofs: 972

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 Superior Galleries

"1894-P is one of the few Philadelphia issues that are "better" dates. Its mintage, at little more than a million, is quite low and it was not saved anywhere like the first two issues. As a rule, it comes well struck with nice luster and often high-end examples can be found."

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 18 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-67.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-64.

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