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1892-1916 10 Cent Barber Battleship Fund Set - 10 Pieces
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- 1+ $59.95 $58.18
Battleship Fund Barber Dime Collection
In 1916, thirteen-year-old Marjorie Sterret wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Tribune and included her allowance of one dime to help Uncle Sam build a battleship that would be “prepared to lick all creation.” In 1917, the Tribune established the Marjorie Sterret Battleship Fund. When former president Theodore Roosevelt learned of the fund, he immediately responded with a letter of his own along with his 10 dimes to be added to the fund. He contributed 40 cents for his four grandchildren and 60 cents for his yet-to-be-born grandchildren. Ultimately 200,000 dimes were contributed to the fund, dimes just like these 10 Barber Dimes representing Theodore Roosevelt’s contribution. It’s possible that one of these Barber Dimes struck between 1892 and 1916 was among those contributed to the fund! Now you can share in history with this ten 90% silver Barber Dime collection. Very Good (VG) to Fine(F) condition. Comes in an informative holder.
|Year of Issue||1916, 1915, 1914, 1913, 1912, 1911, 1910, 1909, 1908, 1907, 1906, 1905, 1904, 1903, 1902, 1901, 1900, 1899, 1898, 1897, 1896, 1895, 1894, 1893, 1892|
|Coin Weight||2.5 Grams - g|