Number of Required Coins : 112

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 54.117

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The Barber dime series is one filled with legend and romance. There’s the image of little Hallie Daggett skipping down the street in to spend one of her 1894-S dimes her father gave her on a dish of ice cream. There’s the story of the national contest to find a new dime design, only to have the entrants dismissed as “wretched failures.” There’s the surprising rarity of the key dates, and how many key dates there have proved to be in MS65 or better.

The 1894-S is collected with the proofs as well as the mint state coins, but 99+% of the collectors ignore it completely, as its prohibitive rarity makes it too expensive to collect. Key dates in MS65 or better are the 1892-S, 1893-S 1894-O, 1895-O, 1897-S, 1899-O, and at least half a dozen other dates!

Notes: This set is a work in progress. As new varieties are graded, they may be added to the set.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Dimeman Click to view Set Images 83.93% 55.05 45.15
2 chugum 68.75% 63.03 41.07
3 Fun With Barbers Click to view Set Images 71.43% 44.36 30.90
4 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 33.04% 36.91 09.33
5 mrkbrown8709 Click to view Set Images 1.79% 48.00 01.08
Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Dimeman Click to view Set Images 83.93% 55.05 45.15
2 chugum 68.75% 63.03 41.07
3 Fun With Barbers Click to view Set Images 71.43% 44.36 30.90
4 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 33.04% 36.91 09.33
5 mrkbrown8709 Click to view Set Images 1.79% 48.00 01.08