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Obverse of 1899-O Barber Dime     Obverse of 1899-O Barber Dime


1899-O BARBER DIME

PCGS No: 4819

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,650,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 2.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans, Louisiana) just below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Notes:
"This year is similar to the 1898 issues. 1899-P comes well struck and is a common date. 1899-O however, is much scarcer than first realized, especially when one tries to find a decent strike."1

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