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.  

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
1330000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
175
Pop Lower
199
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

Condition Census

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

Simpson Collection

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