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Obverse of 1901-O Barber Dime     Reverse of 1901-O Barber Dime


1901-O BARBER DIME

PCGS No: 4825

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 5,620,000
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 David Lawrence Rare Coins

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     Significant examples
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      Variety information
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Notes:
"The 1901-O&S are both hard to obtain. The 1901-O is slightly more available, but comes with a much softer strike than either of the other two. Finding decent specimens will be possible if your expectations are not too high."1

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

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