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1896-O Silver Barber Dime New Holder PCGS F12

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1896-O Silver Barber Dime New Holder PCGS F12

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Why buy this Barber 1896-O Silver Dime?

In 1896, the United States were starting to recover from the depression that ravaged them earlier in the decade. As the recovery was slow, though, production of dimes picked up only slightly. This coin was one of 610,000 of its kind. It bears the "O" mint mark of the New Orleans Mint, where it was struck on a 2.5 g planchet of .900 fine silver.

Striking Liberty Design by Charles Barber

Both faces of this coin bear the designs of Charles Barber, though Barber leaned heavily on the work done by designers of other coins to create them. He adapted the design for the obverse from the Liberty image that features on the Morgan Silver Dollar. The adjustments include the addition of a Liberty cap, which represents her freedom, and the shortening of the figure's hair. The effigy is joined by a pair of rim inscriptions that encircle it. They read, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "1896."

On the reverse, a wreath that is similar to the one found on the Seated Liberty Dime spreads throughout the rim. Inside the wreath is an inscription of the coin's face value, "ONE DIME."

Clearly Recognizable F12 with New Holder

This coin earned a Fine 12 grade from the experts at Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). That grade indicates that a coin's letters and digits remain sharp. the coin comes in a new holder.

Add this 1896-O Silver Barber Dime to your collection today.


Year of Issue:1896
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:O
Branch:New Orleans
Grading Service:PCGS
Grade:F12
Variety:New Holder
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Silver
Diameter:17.90 mm
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:0.10