The 1906 Barber Dime, like most early dimes, is difficult to find in decent condition. Collectors will want this coin no matter what, but in the right condition, some collectors are willing to shell out a good amount of money. Collectors are always trying to get their hands on old coins, and few are more important pieces of history than Barber Dimes.
This coin is a piece of American history and is the perfect addition to any extensive coin collection. Like it is with all Barber Dimes, however, special attention must be paid to the condition of the coin.
Not only are there 2 to 3 different types of these coins minted every year, they were often circulated heavily and therefore in poor condition.
The 1906 Barber Dime, like all of this type of coin, was produced a fairly long time ago, and has thus been subjected to plenty of damage over the years. When collectors acquire these coins, the first thing they assess is the condition the coin is in. Naturally, those well-preserved pieces are the ones most highly sought after by collectors.
Realizing that not everyone has the time and money to send a coin away for grading, we have provided below a basic outline aimed at more accurately explaining the characteristics of a coin of a particular grade. By using these specifications, you can derive a rough grade for the coins you own or are thinking of owning.
Uncirculated: Uncirculated Barber Dimes are those that, after being produced, spent many years in safekeeping; exempt from damage and wear. Though they were produced well over 70 years ago, these coins take on the appearance of newly produced pieces. As you could have guessed, these are, by far, the most appealing Barber Dimes in the eyes of collectors.
Extremely Fine: A coin deemed to be of Extremely Fine grade is one that spent only a short period of time exchanging hands. These coins will show some wear and tear under extremely close inspection, but are for the most part free of damage. Collectors are also willing to pay top-dollar for coins of this grade.
Fine: A coin receiving of this grade is one that spent a fair amount of time being circulated. Having incurred some noticeable damage, these coins show their age quite aptly. With that said, for their age they are still in fairly good condition. The heaviest and most noticeable wear will undoubtedly be present on the raised aspects of the coins design more so than anywhere else.
Good: This is the grade given to those coins that have been extremely heavily circulated. Through their time exchanging hands, quite a bit of damage and wear has accrued on the faces of the coin. Though in fairly rough shape, even 1906 Barber Dimes in Good condition are considered to be a great addition to any collection.
When it comes to figuring out how much one might pay for the 1906 Barber Dime, there are a few different things that you must consider. First, because there were multiple types of the Dime produced most years, the rarity associated with the specific type of Dime will be the first determinant of price. Secondly, you will have to consider the condition the coin is in. If you find a well-preserved piece, you can bet that it will sell for more (sometimes a lot more) than coins in poor condition. Below is a chart to help you gain a better understanding of what you might pay for a Barber Dime from 1906 given its condition and type.
|1906 Barber Dime||$4||$6||$25||$75|
|1906 Barber Dime (D)||$4||$8||$35||$80|
|1906 Barber Dime (O)||$6||$45||$110||$130|
|1906 Barber Dime (S)||$4||$13||$45||$110||Source: Red Book|