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Choice Proof 1905 Barber Dime Featured in our November 2021 Auction

By James McCartney, Director of Consignments and Numismatics

Author: James McCartney / Tuesday, November 23, 2021 / Categories: United States Coin of the Week

Just 727 Proof Barber dimes were struck in 1905 and the vast majority of survivors are impaired by minor marks, well-intentioned polishing, or circulation in the past century. It is a surprisingly challenging issue for specialists seeking truly superior quality and eye appeal.

We are excited to feature an exceptional Proof-64 (NGC) CAC 1905 dime in our November 2021 Auction. It offers deeply original surfaces and beautiful patina, with sapphire-blue and crimson framing pale golden color at the centers. It is sharply struck, and the eye appeal is enhanced by notable cameo contrast between the reflective fields and sanity devices on the obverse.

This Proof-64 (NGC) CAC Barber dime will be offered in lot 5304 of our Internet Only Session 7, which opens for bidding on Monday, November 29 at 9:00 AM PST. For more information on this exceptional dime or to consign to a future sale, contact our firm at 800-566-2580 or email [email protected]. Stack's Bowers Galleries is now accepting consignments of U.S. coins and currency for our March 2022 Showcase Auction, while our monthly Collectors Choice Online Auctions offer a convenient venue for the quickest sale at the strongest prices.

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