SOME dimes are rarer than you think.
The 1895 O Barber LIBERTY Silver Dime is one of those rare coins.
The dime was minted in New Orleans, where only 440,000 were minted.
American coin engraver Charles E. Barber designed the cent and was the sixth chief engraver at the United States Mint from 1879 to 1917.
The coin features Miss Liberty with her hair in a Phrygian cap and a laurel wreath.
On the back is a large wreath enclosing ONE DIME.
One recently sold on eBay for an impressive $1,577.
The seller offered it for just $1, but after seven bids, the cent reached over $112.
The bidding war continued and after 23 bids went to a lucky collector.
The Value of Barber Dimes
While some coins find value in flaws or commemorative issues, this particular coin finds value in the date and minting.
The 1895 issue is one of the most difficult dimes to find, especially ones that are still in mint condition.
According to NGC Coin Explorer, the low circulation was largely due to the economic depression of 1894-1896, which only added to the value.
The USA Coin Book estimates the value of most 1895 O Barber Dimes to be around $608 when in average condition.
However, these rarer dimes can be worth anywhere from $6,687 to as high as $11,085.
Check the value of your coin
Be sure to check your loose change for rare pennies, nickels, dimes and others as many of these coins could sell for thousands.
Typically, the most valuable coins are those with a low mintage or fault, as collectors find these coins to be among the rarest.
With O Barber dime, remember that the date matters.
Furthermore, coin experts will pay top dollar if they are also minted well.
A great site to check if your coins are worth anything is eBay.
All you have to do is search for the full coin name, select the “sold” list, and then toggle the search to “highest value”.
If your coins are rare and valuable, you can sell them on eBay or visit a specialized site like Coinappraiser or USA Coin Book.
The Sun reveals the exact years to look for to find $2,000 worth of valuable pieces and protect yourself from counterfeits.
Also, a rare dime is selling for $1,700 online, the exact over-date bug you need to be looking for.
https://www.the-sun.com/money/5979656/barber-liberty-dime-sells/ The rare cent in circulation sells online for $1,577 — the exact letter and date you need to look for to recognize it