DESCRIPTION Near-Gem 1893/2 Barber DimeOnly 3 Finer at CAC1893/2 Barber Dime. MS-64 (PCGS). CAC.
This bright frosty-white example displays razor sharp striking detail throughout the design. Scattered traces of golden toning at the borders enhance the eye appeal. A popular if enigmatic variety, the status of the circulation strike 1893/2 Barber dime as a true overdate has been called into question in recent years. According to John W. Dannreuther, who conducted extensive research on a Proof of this variety, the so-called 1893/2 overdate is actually an 1893/3 repunched date. This conclusion has not yet extended to the associated circulation strike, however, and PCGS continues to attribute it as an overdate. Regardless, the 1893/2 continues to fascinate Barber dime enthusiasts and variety specialists. The present near-Gem exhibits superior technical quality and a pleasing appearance. It is one of the most desirable examples known with only 13 finer at PCGS and just 3 finer at CAC across all services.PCGS# 4799
.NGC ID: 23DP
PCGS Population: 9; 13 finer.
CAC Population: 3; 3 finer.