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Obverse of 1895 Barber Dime     Reverse of 1895 Barber Dime


1895 BARBER DIME

PCGS Nos: 4806, 4879

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 690,000
Proofs: 880

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:
"The 1895-P has the lowest mintage of all Philadelphia Barber dime issues. Considering this, the coin is surprisingly available though it does command a premium. Nice, frosty specimens should not be hard to find and strike is not an issue. Availability is boosted because some collectors are willing to place the more-common proof striking of this date in their set."

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 14 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRCA-67's.

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

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-67
- Superior 10/2000:3077

NGC Proof-67 Cameo
- Heritage 10/2000:7290, not sold

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