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1900-O BARBER DIME

PCGS No: 4822

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,010,000
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

Notes:
"The 1900-O has long been a favorite of serious Barber collectors. It is scarce in all circulated grades and comes poorly struck as a rule. Many of the certified unc's are indifferent at best and some are downright terrible."1

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

Sources and 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