Barber Dimes with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1892-1916) All-Time Finest List
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! There are 24 coins in the proof Barber dime series. The mintages range from 425 for the 1914 to 1,245 for the first-year-of-issue 1892.
Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.
All-Time Finest (All Eras)
|Rank||Set Name||% Complete||GPA Weighted||GPA with Top
|1||D. L. Hansen. Barber Dimes Circulation & Proof(1892-1916) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022||100.00%||67.36||68.03||68.03|
|2||D. L. Hansen 2nd Set Dime Circulation and Proof Collection (Diana)||95.00%||66.22||66.28||63.15|
|3||chugum 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016||100.00%||63.08||63.08||63.08|
|4||Fredrick von Fredrick Collection UPDATED||91.00%||60.16||60.16||50.87|
|6||D. L. Hansen 3rd Set||24.00%||65.69||65.73||13.54|
|10||Jeremy Hillary Boob, Ph.D.||6.00%||60.67||60.67||01.56|