Number of Required Coins : 76

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 66.932

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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!

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Simpson Click to view Set Images 100.00% 66.68 66.68
2 The Law Collection of Barber Dimes 100.00%
Retired on 11/30/2009
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 66.439
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.439
66.44
66.44
3 Varieties Incorporated 100.00% 66.38 66.38
4 Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection 98.68%
Retired on 11/30/2005
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 66.045
% Complete 98.68%
Set Rating 64.886
66.04
64.89
5 Louis Eliasberg Click to view Set Images 98.68%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 64.996
% Complete 98.68%
Set Rating 63.570
65.00
63.57
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Simpson Click to view Set Images 100.00% 66.68 66.68
2 Varieties Incorporated 100.00% 66.38 66.38
3 chugum 100.00% 63.03 63.03
4 J.M.W. - Barber Dimes With Varieties Click to view Set Images 100.00% 57.14 57.14
5 Dimeman Click to view Set Images 98.68% 57.33 55.82
6 jaenfield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 84.21% 37.00 30.18
7 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 48.68% 36.91 14.57
8 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.53% 61.67 03.25
9 The F. Randolph Estate Holdings 13.16% 22.35 02.55