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1912-S BARBER DIME

PCGS No: 4862

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,420,000
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

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Notes:
"At first glance this year would appear similar to 1911. However, both 1912-D&S have very low pops above MS 65 (just seven each) and the 1912-S is a better date in all grades.

As with the 1911 issues, all three coins come decently struck. However, the "D" will not be as sharp as the other two."1

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

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