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1906-S BARBER DIME

PCGS No: 4841

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,136,640
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

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Notes:
"Overall, more than 29.7 million were produced by the four Mints. Still, two of the issues - 1906-D & S - are fairly scarce."

"With only 92 mint state pieces certified, the 1906-S is definitely a better date. 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."

"The 1906-P&S come well struck, the 1906-O typically soft."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