1914 Barber Dime

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2015-06-26 11:11:39

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1914 Barber Dime

The 1914 Barber Dime is a U.S coin with a value of ten cents, issued in 1914.

Origin and design

The coin is a 1914 issue of a silver ten cent coin, issued from 1892 up until 1916. It features a Liberty on the obverse, wearing a cap and wreath marked with the word ‘Liberty’. The reverse features a wreath of American agricultural products such as corn, surrounding the words ‘one dime’ with a mint mark (if any) below.

The coin takes its name from its designer Charles E. Barber, the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1879 up until his death in 1917. The 1894-S issue of the Barber Dime minted in san Francisco is one of the most valuable coins in U.S numismatics.

Value of a 1914 Barber Dime

The value of a 1914 Barber Dime depends on its condition, as millions were minted. The price increases greatly from a ‘good’ condition example to ‘extremely fine’ and ‘uncirculated’ examples.

Good examples are valued at around $3, rising to $4 for ‘fine’ and $13 for ‘extremely fine’. Uncirculated examples are rare and sought after by collectors, and can sell for up to $75.

In addition to their value as a collectible coin, the fact that they are made of silver means that even poor condition examples have an intrinsic value. This depends on the changing prices of the silver markets.

 

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