Olevian Numismatic Rarities
An Era of Barber Coinage // Barber Dime Collection // Deluxe Collector's Pouch
The Barber Dime, Quarter, and Half Dollar are vintage American coins minted from 1892 to 1916. Today, they are seldom seen in circulation but are cherished by coin collectors and enthusiasts of American history alike. Offered here are 50 circulated examples of the popular barber dime with a variety of dates and mint marks. The coins are unconditionally guaranteed to be genuine, dated between 1892 and 1916, and will match the quality of the ones shown. The coins will be housed in a deluxe collector’s pouch with a certificate of authenticity.
By 1891, the public had grown weary of the Seated Liberty coinage that had clinked in their pockets for over 50 years. Consequently, U.S. Mint director Leech instructed Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber to prepare designs for the coins that now bear his name. The result was a new dime, quarter, and half dollar rendered in a distinctly neoclassical Roman design that drew influence from contemporary French coinage circulating in Europe.
The Barber obverse features Liberty, facing right, wearing an olive branch crown termed a pileus, as well as a headband inscribed with LIBERTY. The Barber quarter and half dollar reverse designs depict a heraldic eagle with shield, modeled after the Great Seal of the United States. It holds a scroll in its beak inscribed with E PLURIBUS UNUM as well an olive branch and arrows in its talons. Above the eagle are 13 stars, the name of the country, and the denomination. This design is more elaborate than the Barber dime, which bears a simple wreath on the reverse. Barber coins were produced from 1892 through the middle of the first World War in 1916, except for the half dollar, which ended one year earlier.
3"L x 3"W x 1"H
- OriginUnited States
— Type: Barber Dime (1892-1916)
— Designer: Charles E. Barber
— Weight: 2.5 grams
— Diameter: 17.9 mm
— Composition: 0.900 silver, 0.100 copper
— Net silver weight: 0.07234 oz pure silver
— Obverse Design: Liberty, facing right, with pileus and headband
— Obverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / LIBERTY / DATE
— Reverse Design: Wreath of corn, wheat, maple, and oak
— Reverse Inscription: ONE DIME
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