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    Impressive Gem 1896-S Barber Dime

    1896-S 10C MS65 PCGS. CAC. Just 575,056 pieces were originally minted of the 1896-S, one in a group of low mintage, conditionally challenging branch mint dimes from the 1890s. Only a small number of Mint State pieces survive, but those that do have a tendency to be Choice or finer. This silver Gem tinged with a hint of lilac does not disappoint, displaying a bold strike and full cartwheel luster. A few pinpoint marks appear under magnification between ONE and DIME on the reverse, but this piece nonetheless offers excellent eye appeal in a way that some other examples do not. A popular key issue for Barber dime collectors, and one of many difficult entries in this popular series. Population: 11 in 65, 5 finer (3/09).
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 23E2, PCGS# 4811)

    Weight: 2.49 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Apr-May, 2009
    29th-3rd Wednesday-Sunday
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