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How Do I Find the Value of My 1914 Barber Dime? 

As of the time of this writing in 2024, a 1914 Barber dime can be worth between $6 and $3515, depending on its condition. 

Finding the value of a specific year coin can be frustrating without the right information.  

How to Use the Coin Value Guide 

The Knowledge Center is here to help you explore the world of numismatics, precious metals, and investing. If you are trying to find the value of a U.S. coin, the Coin Value Guide can take some of the guesswork and confusion out of the equation. 

The first step is selecting your coin type. In this case, select the dime section and then select either the details or compare choices next to the Barber dime.  

Finding the Value of a Single Coin 

If you are searching for the value of a single coin, this Details page is a great choice. The Details page has a drop-down menu to select the year, mint mark, variety, and designation of your Barber dime. Choose the appropriate information from these menus and then select View. 

Now, find recent sale prices listed next to the grade of the coin that sold and select the View option of your grade. If you are unsure of the grade of your Barber dime, this could help you find a similar coin and determine a relative value.  

There is no substitute for coin grading by one of the authoritative organizations. Coin grading is often more complicated than one or two images taken at one angle but this should help determine whether or not your coin is worth sending off for grading. 

Finding the Value of Multiple Coins  

If you are trying to find the value of more than one Barber dime, the Compare page will be helpful.  

On the Compare page, you will find a table of Barber dimes organized by year and mint mark that show recent sale prices by grade.  

How to Find the Mint Mark on a Barber Dime 

The location of the mint mark on Barber dimes is different from where you might expect to find a mint mark if you are accustomed to recent-issue coins. The mint mark on a Barber dime is found on the reverse, and it will be found near the rim of the coin, below the wreath that encircles the words ONE DIME. 

Charles Barber’s Coin Designs 

Charles E. Barber designed a dime, quarter, and half dollar minted from 1892 through 1916, although the Barber half dollar was not issued in 1916. Barber’s designs followed the Seated Liberty designs used since the 1830s.  

Mint Director Edward O. Leech held a design contest to replace the Seated Liberty designs in 1891. Amidst low entries, Leech opened the contest to a larger number of artists. When no winning design was selected, Leech tasked Barber, Chief Engraver for the U.S. Mint, to prepare the new designs himself.  

What is the Most Valuable Barber Dime? 

While many Barber coin series are relatively easy to find, there is one great rarity among them.  

The 1894-S Barber dime is easily the most valuable Barber dime, as it has a low mintage of 24. An MS-66 1894-S Barber dime sold for $2,187,500, and one in Good-4, an exceptionally low grade, has sold for $330,000. 

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