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Obverse of 1908-D Barber Dime     Reverse of 1908-D Barber Dime


1908-D BARBER DIME

PCGS No: 4847

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 7,490,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 2.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "D" (for Denver) just below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

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Notes:
"In this year the 1908-O&S are the good dates, though the 1908-D which has a high mintage is a sleeper. Collectors who have advanced through the ranks of circulated coins will be surprised by the very low survivorship in mint state of this latter issue."

Of these four, the 1908-D&S come with the best strike and the 1908-O with the worst. All have nice luster, but the 1908-S tends to be "brighter.""1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-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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