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Barber Liberty Head Dime
Years of Production: 1892 through 1916
Compostion: Silver and copper
Minted at: Barber Liberty Head dimes were struck at the Philadelphia Mint, Denver Mint, New Orleans Mint and San Francisco Mint.
Location of Mint Mark: Reverse side, bottom, below wreath.
Designer: The Barber Liberty Head dime was designed by Charles E. Barber.
Comments: Liberty Head dime designer Charles Barber also designed the concurrent quarter and half dollar coins. Click coins at right to view obverse and reverse coin detail.

How much is my Barber Dime worth? A dime -- with a face value of 10 cents -- can be worth more depending on certain factors. The silver content of Barber Liberty Head Dimes increases their value. Coin value is dependant on the coin's condition, often rated as Fair, Good (G), Very Good (VG), Fine (F), Very Fine (VF) or Extremely Fine (EF or XF). Proof coins are specially struck coins with mirrored surfaces.

In addition to the quality of a coin, its value is also dependant on how rare it is. Below is a list of the approximate mintages of Liberty Head Dimes.

1892 12 Million
1892-O 4 Million
1892-S 1 Million
1893 3 Million
1893-O 2 Million
1893-S 2 Million
1894 1 Million
1894-O Three-Quarter Million
1894-S 24
1895 Two-Third Million
1895-O One-Half Million
1895-S 1 Million
1896 2 Million
1896-O Two-Third Million
1896-S One-Half Million
1897 11 Million
1897-O Two-Third Million
1897-S 1 Million
1898 16 Million
1898-O 2 Million
1898-S 2 Million
1899 20 Million
1899-O 3 Million
1899-S 2 Million
1900 18 Million
1900-O 2 Million
1900-S 5 Million
1901 19 Million
1901-O 6 Million
1901-S One-Half Million
1902 21 Million
1902-O 4 Million
1902-S 2 Million
1903 20 Million
1903-O 8 Million
1903-S Two-Third Million
1904 15 Million
1904-S Three-Quarter Million
1905 15 Million
1905-O 3 Million
1905-S 7 Million
1906 20 Million
1906-O 3 Million
1906-S 3 Million
1906-D 4 Million
1907 22 Million
1907-O 5 Million
1907-S 3 Million
1907-D 4 Million
1908 11 Million
1908-O 2 Million
1908-S 3 Million
1908-D 7 Million
1909 10 Million
1909-O 2 Million
1909-S 1 Million
1909-D 1 Million
1910 12 Million
1910-S 1 Million
1910-D 3 Million
1911 19 Million
1911-S 4 Million
1911-D 11 Million
1912 19 Million
1912-S 3 Million
1912-D 12 Million
1913 20 Million
1913-S One-Half Million
1914 17 Million
1914-S 2 Million
1914-D 12 Million
1915 6 Million
1915-S 1 Million
1916 18 Million
1916-S 6 Million

Coins - Dimes - Barber Liberty Head Dimes

Coin collecting or Numismatics rewards the hobbyist in many ways. Coin values can be strictly described as the monetary value or price of given coins; but the knowledge of history, economics and geography available to coin collectors makes coin collecting an invaluable experience well worth sharing with friends, children and grandchildren.

A coin collection need not start with particularly old, rare, or valuable coins of gold or silver. Young collectors are captivated by the unfamiliar designs of such standard American coins as the Indian Head Penny and the Buffalo Nickel. Representative examples of such quintessential coins can be obtained at minimal cost to novice collectors willing to accept coins with high mintages or some wear. Patient culling can be more economical than paying dealer prices. Such coins will help teach basic lessons in grading coins and help to fill up the empty slots in the novice's coin albums. The newly released State Quarters series and Sacagawea Dollars can also be interesting points of entry for young hobbyists discovering the world of coin collecting.

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