Completed my Barber Dime Collection!

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  1. h.e.-pennypacker

    h.e.-pennypacker Gold and Silver!

    I finally got around to picking up the key date, 1895-O, Barber Dime off of eBay. I now have the coin in hand and it completes my collection stored in my Dansco Album. Now to start working on upgrades! What do you all think of my new coin?

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  3. Snowman

    Snowman Senior Member

    nice to complete a collection - those Barber coins did alot of commerce work 100+ years ago
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  4. Tall Paul

    Tall Paul Supporter! Supporter

    Congratulations, if the new coin could talk it would have some amazing stories to tell.
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  5. lardan

    lardan Supporter! Supporter

    Check your collection while you have a beer. Congrads are in order.
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    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    Congrats! Interesting wear on the reverse for the MM to still be obvious.
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    To finish a collection is great so that coin is wonderful looking.
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  8. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    Looks like an honest AG-3 with a clear date and strong MM. That's the one coin I need to finish off my Dansco, congratulations!
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    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    I'd say FR02. AG3 still has some eye left, at least according to Photograde.
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  10. h.e.-pennypacker

    h.e.-pennypacker Gold and Silver!

    Thanks everyone, I’m satisfied with this example for now, I’m just glad that album is complete. I spent a total of $246 on this coin, so I was also pretty happy about the price too. All these key dates are going up. The only Mercury dime I need is the 16-D. Only a couple years ago they were half the price they are now for G04 and lower examples (which is my price range).
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  11. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Well done, congratulations
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  12. bsowa1029

    bsowa1029 Franklin Half Addict

    Very nice and a big accomplishment!
    Now let’s see your 1894-S!!
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  13. Tall Paul

    Tall Paul Supporter! Supporter

    An acquaintance of mine owns one of the two circulated examples of the 1894-S Barber Dime. What I find fascinating is that he has a letter to his father from Gimbel's Department store offering him the coin in the early 1950s for $800. He turned them down. In the 1980s early 1990s he bought the coin at auction for a little over $30,000.
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  14. h.e.-pennypacker

    h.e.-pennypacker Gold and Silver!

    wow that’s incredible the King of Dimes!
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  16. KBBPLL

    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing that must be the "Gimbels Department Store" example, sold 03/89 by Bowers & Merena for $33000, G4. The auction catalog is archived at the Bowers auction site. It boggles the mind that this dime was still circulating in 1957 and gotten in change. Has your acquaintance ever allowed you to see it? Don't mean to distract from the thread.
  17. Tall Paul

    Tall Paul Supporter! Supporter

    That's the one and yes I have been privileged to hold it.
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  18. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    agreed FA-02
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