The Barber Dime or Liberty Head Dime was produced from 1892-1916. The designer is Charles E. Barber hence the name “Barber Dime”. The coins bare is initial B at the truncation of Liberty’s neck. Weight 2.50 grams; composition .900 silver, .100 copper; diameter 17.9 mm; reeded edge. The coins were minted in Philadelphia, Denver, New Orleans and San Francisco. The design was also used for quarter and half dollar denominations of the same period. The mint mark appears below the wreath on the reverse. When grading Barber coinage the best place to start it with the word LIBERTY in the headband. LIBERTY will be worn away on G (good) coins. VG (very good) coins need to show 3 full letters (combinations are ok). All letters will be visible (although weak) on F (fine) coins.