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Obverse of 1903-O Barber Dime     Reverse of 1903-O Barber Dime


PCGS No: 4831


Circulation strikes: 8,180,000
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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"Beginning with this year the New Orleans' issues are more common. Both the 1903-P&O have high mintages, but the 1903-O has relatively better survivorship."

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-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