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Obverse of 1902 Barber Dime     Reverse of 1902 Barber Dime


1902 BARBER DIME

PCGS Nos: 4827, 4886

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 21,380,000
Proofs: 777

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 2.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) just below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

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Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-65.  Ex American Numismatic Rarities, LLCs The Classics Sale, July 25, 2003 , Lot 367, illustrated, sold for $1,092.50  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

Notes:
"This year is similar to the 1901, but all three mints are scarcer then their 1901 counterparts. The 1902-P, with its very high mintage, is surprisingly tough to find.

Strikes of the three issues are typical of most other Barber years, except that the 1902-S rarely has a P/L appearance."1

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-67's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
1. "The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David & John Feigenbaum

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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