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1906-D BARBER DIME

PCGS No: 4839

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,060,000
Proofs: 1

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 2.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "D" (for Denver) just below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

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Notes:
"This is the first year of the Denver Mint and a healthy four million dimes were produced there. Overall, more than 29.7 million were produced by the four Mints. Still, two of the issues - 1906-D & S - are fairly scarce. The 1906-D, in particular, is unexpectedly so. Its mintage is high, and as the first year of the Mint, one would have expected more coins to have been saved. Instead, the coins went right into circulation and this issue is fairly common in most circulated grades."

"It is interesting to know that despite the substantial mintages of the branch mints, very few nice certified AU pieces are available. Putting together a set of certified "sliders" is an almost impossible chore."

"Surprisingly, the 1906-D comes indifferently at best."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67'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