1909-P 10 Cents Silver Barber Dime NGC MS64 PL

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1909-P Proof-Like Barber Dime – Finest Known

In the history of Barber Dimes, which ran from 1892 to 1916 with annual mintages that reached over 10 million coins, only 50 coins have ever been certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in Proof-Like (PL) condition. Only 50! And here we have a true treasure – the finest known 1909-P Proof-Like Barber Dime. In fact, it’s also the ONLY known 1909-P Proof-Like Barber Dime. That’s a single coin out of the entire original mintage of 10,240,000 coins!

What is a Proof-Like coin? It means that even though this coin wasn’t struck as a proof, its brilliant and reflective finish has earned it a “Proof-Like” designation. As an added testament to this coin’s magnificence, NGC also graded it as being in Choice Uncirculated Mint State-64 (MS64) condition – a remarkable grade for a coin struck for widespread circulation 110 years ago, a coin that would have witnessed World I, the Roaring ’20s, the Great Depression, World War II and still survived to this day in such a pristine state.

Struck in 90% silver, the Barber Dime was designed by the U.S. Mint’s 6th Chief Engraver Charles Baber and featured Lady Liberty with her hair tucked up under her cap, ready to get to work. The design was inspired by Greek, Roman and 19th century French coinage – and it was so popular that it also appeared on both the quarter and half-dollar of this period!

As the only Proof-Like coin of its date known, this coin will give you bragging rights for years. In fact, the Smithsonian® doesn’t even have an example of this date! But you can add it to your collection if you hurry and order now.

  • FINEST KNOWN – This 1909-P Barber Dime has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in Choice Uncirculated Mint State-64 Proof-Like (MS64 PL) condition. This is the only 1909-dated Proof-Like coin struck at the Philadelphia Mint graded by NGC, making it the finest known in existence!
  • CLASSIC COIN DESIGN – The Barber Dime was struck from 1892-1916. The classic design was the work of Charles Barber, the U.S. Mint’s 6th Chief Engraver. It features Lady Liberty with her hair tucked up under her cap on the obverse while the reverse , shows a wreath and the ONE DIME denomination.
  • STRUCK IN GLEAMING SILVER – Each 1909-P Baber Dime was struck in 2.5 grams of gleaming 90% fine silver and measures 17.9 mm in diameter.
  • LEGAL TENDER – These coins were 10 cents legal tender at a time when the average worker was paid only about 22 cents an hour and eggs cost about 14 cents a dozen.

What is it like to own a “finest known” vintage U.S. coin? There’s only one way to find out – secure this beautiful piece for your collection now!

Year of Issue 1909
Country United States
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9000
Condition Graded
Grade MS64PL
Denomination 0.10
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name Philadelphia - P
Coin Weight 2.5 Grams - g
Dimensions 17.9mm