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Obverse of 1902-S Barber Dime     Reverse of 1902-S Barber Dime


1902-S BARBER DIME

PCGS No: 4829

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,070,000
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

Image courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

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Notes:
"This year is similar to the 1901, but all three mints are scarcer then their 1901 counterparts. However, the scarcity of the 1902-S comes as a surprise. Even the most knowledgeable Barber collectors would have picked the 1901-S as the tougher of the two.

Strikes of the three issues are typical of most other Barber years, except that the 1902-S rarely has a P/L appearance."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-66's.

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