1965 Dime: The Ultimate Guide
The 1913 Barber dime is a true collector’s gem which comes in the final half decade of a 25-year run for three coins designed by former Chief Mint Engraver Charles E. Barber – a series which also included the United States quarter and half dollar.
The Barber coinage serves as one of the most sought-after and celebrated sets of circulated United States coins in the nation’s history – a pivotal set with equally interesting stories of its inception and demise.
In 1879, public dissatisfaction over the Seated Liberty designs for United States coinage was at a fever pitch.
Many thought the Seated Liberty designs made US coins look second-rate compared to those from Western European countries, increasing pressure on Washington and Philadelphia to find a suitable replacement.