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Obverse of 1909-S Barber Dime     Reverse of 1909-S Barber Dime


1909-S BARBER DIME

PCGS No: 4853

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,000,000
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

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

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Notes:
"Considering demand, the 1909-D&S are very fairly priced. Nice specimens are well worth current levels and sharply struck 1909-S's command a strong premium among knowledgeable buyers."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 8 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