US Barber Dime  1892 to 1916
US Barber Dime 1892 to 1916

US dimes minted from 1892 to 1916 carry the Miss Liberty design of Charles Barber and they are called (no surprise) Barber dimes. Most Barber dimes carry common dates and mint marks. 'Common date' coins catalog as follows:

worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $100

Be sure you understand what the word catalog means by looking it up on our Terminology page. Catalog values are inflated values. Actual buy and sell values are almost always less than catalog values.

A few 'better-date' date and mint mark combinations stand out over the common dates. These Barbers usually catalog for $100s to $1000 of dollars, depending on specific date and mint mark and, more importantly, on condition (or state of preservation). The better dates and mint marks are shown below, with an approximate catalog value for coins in average circulated condition.

1892S: $240 US Dollars approximate catalog value for average circulated coins
1893O: $170
1894: $160
1894O: $300
1895: $470
1895O: $1200
1895S: $200
1896O: $350
1896S: $350
1897O: $350
1897S: $120
1898O: $140
1900O: $150
1901S: $470
1903S: $450
1904S: $240
1909S: $130
1913S: $190

There are also a few 'kinda-good' dates worth less than the better dates, but more than common dates. These are, with approximate catalog values for average circulated coins:

1896: $75
1899O: $90
1902S: $90
1906O: $70
1908O: $60
1909D: $90
1910S: $70

To tell if your coin is in average circulated condition, it must plainly display the word LIBERTY in Miss Liberty's headband. If is does not, it is in worn condition. Most Barber dimes you see today are heavily worn and do not reach average circulated grade. The mint mark, if present, appears below the ribbon at the bottom of the wreath.

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