Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1894-O Barber Dime is one of the scarcer issues in the series, even in circulated grades. In Uncirculated condition it is much scarcer. Any example grading MS65 or higher is very difficult to locate and it can be years before a collector can add one to their sets. 

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
720000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
4
Pop Lower
284
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1500 R-4.8 6 / 76 TIE 6 / 76 TIE
All Grades 80 R-8.2 2 / 76 TIE 2 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 3 / 76 3 / 76

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 5/2005:6604 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98287, $37,600

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:4992, $14,100

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/22/1996:1249, $8,800 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:67, $21,738 - Srotag Complete Barber Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade