1916-S Barber Dime, Choice Almost Uncirculated, Surprisingly Scarce

1916-S Barber Dime, Choice Almost Uncirculated, Surprisingly Scarce

84.00

A nice original Choice AU example of this last year’s issue, not as common as you would think. Apparently, most of the hoarding excitement concentrated on the Mercury Dime issue, as I have always had problems finding this coin above even a Good or Very Good! It is simply a lack of specific demand that limits the perceived value. One oddball note regarding this and the 1915 Barber Dime issues. For reasons unknown to me, the Mint chose to use very old date punches out of the vault to produce the dies for these issues, ones original used on Capped Bust Dimes of the 1830’s! The figures are crude and out of character for the series - you can compare this to any date 1914 and prior. As Ripley said, stranger than fiction.

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