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1903 BARBER DIME

PCGS Nos: 4830, 4887

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 19,500,000
Proofs: 755

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 2.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) just below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

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Notes:
"Beginning with this year the New Orleans' issues are more common. The 1903-P, however, is still underrated and the 1903-S is still scarce."

"Strikes for these three dates are typical of the mints that made them (in other words, the O-mint will be soft)."1

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-67's.

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