A Star is Born
The 1899-O Barber dime is neither one of the numerous low-mintage series issues produced to the extent of fewer than 1 million pieces, nor is it anyone’s idea of a key issue within the series for other reasons, given its typical O-mint production of 2.65 million coins. It is however, a conditional and strike rarity. By the time of its production in 1899, the series’ novelty — and fleeting it was — had completely worn off, and few collectors of the era set aside examples of any circulation strikes, regardless of mintmark or lack thereof. Angle your neck either far left or far right for a better view! Each side of this coin shows considerable cameo contrast. In researching it, we discovered that we had auctioned t in our April 2012, Central States sale, lot 5067.
Offered at $10,975 delivered
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