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Barber/Liberty Head Dime

Barber Dime

The Barber Dime also known as the Liberty Head dime was minted from 1892 and 1916 by Charles Barber. These are more commonly called "Barber Dimes" because of this. The coins were originally meant to be designed by the public but later taken over by Charles Barber the current Chief Engraver for the United States Mint due to financial issues.

The front of this coin has the head of liberty crowned by a wreath. This coin looks very much like a Julius Caesar coin with the wreath in my opinion. The back side or reverse side was engraved with a wreath of corn or wheat representing American agricultural products. It also clearly says "one dime" on the back.

These coins were eventually replaced by the mercury dime.

Current silver melt value* for a Barber Dime is $1.24 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $17.20 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

* Notice as of December 2006 it is illegal to melt down US Minted Pennies and Nickels, and there is a $10,000 fine to help enforce the law. It is legal however to melt down silver dollars, half dollars, dimes, quarters for their content.

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