1895 BARBER DIME
PCGS Nos: 4806, 4879
Circulation strikes: 690,000
Designer: Charles E. Barber
Diameter: 17.9 millimeters
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%
Weight: ±2.5 grams
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia) just below the wreath on the reverse
Images courtesy of David
Lawrence Rare Coins
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
- Superior 10/2000:3077
NGC Proof-67 Cameo
- Heritage 10/2000:7290, not sold
Sources and/or recommended
"The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David &
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service