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1898 BARBER DIME

PCGS Nos: 4815, 4882

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 16,320,000
Proofs: 735

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

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     Significant examples
      Recent appearances at auction
      Variety information
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Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 362, illustrated, sold for $3,795.00

PCGS Proof-66 Deep Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 363, illustrated, sold for $2,070.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

Notes:
"Both 1898-P&S come well struck."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-68.

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

Sources and/or recommended reading:
1. "The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David & John Feigenbaum

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service