Barber dimes were minted from 1892-1916. These coins have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1904 Dime

Barber Dime Reverse

Specifications

Type: Barber Dime
Year: 1892-1916
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .07234 oz
Total Weight: 2.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.62

Series

Different series are available. Barber dimes were minted out of four different locations- Philadelphia, Denver, New Orleans, and San Francisco. Dimes with no mint mark were minted out of Philadelphia. Dimes with the D mint mark were minted out of Denver. Dimes with the O mint mark were minted out of New Orleans. Lastly dimes with the S mint mark were minted out of San Francisco. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Proof coins with no mint mark were minted each year except for 1916. These proof coins will sell for more money.

Design

Charles E. Barber designed these coins. His initial B can be found on the truncation of Liberty's neck.

The design on the obverse side of the coin features a portrait of Lady Liberty. She is wearing a cap, a laurel wreath, and a ribbon with the word "LIBERTY" inscribed onto it. The reverse side of the coin features a wreath that contains maple leaves, oak leaves, corn, and wheat.

Value

Any Barber dime is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for each coin is $1.62 as of September 24, 2021. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $22.33 per ounce.

Most Barber dimes in circulated condition will sell for a premium above their melt value. Proof coins will sell for higher prices.

Ultimately, the value of a Barber dime will depend on its series and its condition. See the list below to learn the value for any individual coin.

 

Sources:

The Red Book