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Obverse of 1899 Barber Dime     Reverse of 1899 Barber Dime


PCGS Nos: 4818, 4883


Circulation strikes: 19,850,000
Proofs: 846

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

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     Significant examples
      Recent appearances at auction
      Variety information
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Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-65 Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 364, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

"This year is similar to the 1898 issues. 1899-P comes well struck and is a common date."1

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

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

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

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

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