1899-S Barber Dime, Choice Extremely Fine

1899-S Barber Dime, Choice Extremely Fine

63.00

Most of the 1898 to 1900-dated Silver coinage from San Francisco was shipped to the Philippine Islands after the annexation by the United States following the short lived Spanish-American War. We needed to replace all of the Spanish Colonial coinage in circulation there. As a result, the Dimes, Quarters and Halves from San Francisco of those dates are traditionally a bit scarcer than the mintage would indicate. Between melting by the Chinese through trade, just flat being worn out and the effects of the Second World War, not many of these made it back to the U. S. Those that did were inevitably cleaned. This is a nice original EF/AU that apparently never left our shores. Not quite enough luster left for me to call it a full AU. A bit scuffy but seems wholly original.

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