Owner's Comments

This date is one of the few Philadelphia issues to be considered a better date with mintage slightly above one million. It comes well struck displaying toast over mint luster with a strong Liberty. The reverse is more toned at the rims with a light center. Total PCGS AU population is 57 with 26 in AU58. The BCCS rating is R4.

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1894 Barber Dime is not considered a key date but at the same time it is not one of the more common coins in the series. Circulated examples are fairly easy to obtain and are affordable for the most part. In uncirculated condition it becomes scarce. In MS66 condition or higher there are much fewer available and expect to pay a significant premium for examples in MS66 or higher.  

PCGS #
4803
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
1330000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
169
Pop Lower
218
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 6000 R-3.8 29 / 76 29 / 76
All Grades 400 R-6.2 34 / 76 TIE 34 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 33 / 76 TIE 33 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 6000
All Grades 400
60 or Better 75
65 or Better R-3.8
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better 29 / 76
All Grades 34 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 33 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 29 / 76
All Grades 34 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 33 / 76 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade

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2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade