Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Barber Dime

After a nice evening with Meg and Henry I searched some coin. (He had been good the whole day!)

8,800 quarters turned up one silver Washington (1961D), five Canadians and one Bermuda 25¢. These quarters pushed me over the 600,000 mark!

3,900 dimes produced three silver dimes (1913, 1946, 1954), eleven Canadians, and one Bermuda 5¢. At the bank they had a box of dimes saved for me. I'm not sure why they saved them as the box contained the standard fifty machine wrapped rolls, but I'm glad I took it. In it was my first Barber dime! A 1913 dime! It's not extremely worn, but very stained (see picture). It's the oldest dime I've now found. The second oldest is 1917. I might try to clean it somehow. Here's a picture of it in the condition I found it.

1,120 nickels yielded one beat-up War Time (1943P), four Canadians and a Czech Republic 1 Koruna. The Czech coin is a new variety for me.

1,600 pennies had six Wheats and twenty Canadians. The Wheats were:

1944(2), 1951, 1951D, 1953, 1956D


Man said...

Mice did you quickly flip it to back looking for the S? That would be a great find.

There are some cost effective and safe cleaning method like sticking it in a potato or soaking in olive oil.

As long as your sure there is no S more aggressive cleaning is ok.

kestrelia said...

Man, I didn't know the Barber dime series too well, but before I did anything to it I definitely checked whether or not it was worth more than melt. I was able to improve the condition of the coin a little bit, but the staining on the obverse is something I can't seem to get off. Oh well, my first Barber dime is great (to me) no matter the condition.