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1894 Silver Barber Dime NGC MS62

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1894 Silver Barber Dime NGC MS62

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Why add this 1894 Barber Silver Dime do your collection?

The United States fell into a depression in 1893, and the country's economic conditions led to a lower than usual mintage of dimes in 1894. The coin is considered "very rare" in Mint State, which makes this MS62 piece a particularly attractive option. The coin was struck at the Philadelphia Mint from 2.5 g of .900 fine silver. 1,330,000 of these coins were produced.

Captivating Liberty Design by Charles Barber

History credits Charles Barber with both the obverse and reverse designs of this coin, but he leaned on the work of his predecessors in creating them. His obverse design, for example, leans heavily on the Liberty design of the Morgan Silver Dollar. Barber altered that design by shortening Liberty's hair and placing a Liberty cap on her head. The cap is a traditional symbol of freedom from slavery. Thirteen stars arch over the effigy, while the date, "1894," is inscribed below it.

The face value of the coin, "ONE DIME," is inscribed in large lettering at the center of the reverse. It is encircled by a wreath that is virtually identical to the one that appeared on the Seated Liberty Dime, which this coin replaced.

Well Preserved MS62

This coin earned a Mint State 62 grade from the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). That grade means that a coin has about an average strike and lacks any traces of wear.

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Year of Issue:1894
Mint:U.S. Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS62
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Silver
Diameter:17.90 mm
Country:United States