The 1892-S Barber Dime (Buy on eBay) represents the first year of issue for the series. Coins were produced at Philadelphia, New Orleans, and San Francisco, but the latter mint struck the smallest number. The mintage was 990,710 pieces, which is low enough for the issue to be considered scarce.
The issue carries a premium across all grade levels and remains elusive in the highest mint state grades. The major grading services PCGS and NGC report only seven coins graded MS66, with none finer.
- Designer: Charles E. Barber
- Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
- Weight: 2.5 grams
- Diameter: 17.9 mm
- Edge: Reeded