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1899-S BARBER DIME

PCGS No: 4820

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,867,493
Proofs: 0

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 2.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) just below the wreath on the reverse

Notes:
"Like the 1898-S coinage, much of the 1899-S coinage was sent to the Philippines. But this date is about twice as available as the 1898-S.

Finding a nice well struck example of the 1899-S should not be difficult."

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

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