The dime, in United States usage, is a ten-cent coin (10¢), one tenth of a United States dollar, labelled formally as "one dime". After the half dime became five cents in 1873, the dime is now the only United States coin in general circulation that is not denominated in terms of dollars or cents.
The denomination exists since the introduction of US currency. It was initially a larger silver coin featuring the draped bust of Liberty (1796 - 1807), then a smaller capped bust of Liberty (1809 - 1837), then with a Seated Liberty obverse (1837 - 1891).
In 1892, this new design was introduced; it is known as Barber coinage (together with the quarter dollar and half dollar which were re-designed at the same time) after U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber who developed it, or Liberty Head after the portrait of Miss Liberty on the obverse which only shows her face, unlike the earlier designs. The Barber Dime was only issued until 1916, when it was replaced by the "Mercury Dime".
In later years, the composition of the dime was debased to copper-nickel, and silver coinage disappeared from circulation. However, these coins have never been demonetised and are still legal tender. This, of course, is of academic interest only, as their numismatic and bullion value is much higher than their face value.
|Variety||Proof, Philadelphia Mint|
|Mintage||Issued: 545 (included in total)|
|Coin Name||Mintage||Symbol or Portrait||Legend|
|One Dime 1906 Barber||29,765,046||Liberty, Barber||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1906|
|One Dime 1907 Barber||34,537,045||Liberty, Barber||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1907|
|One Dime 1908 Barber||23,099,545||Liberty, Barber||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1908|
|One Dime 1909 Barber||14,481,650||Liberty, Barber||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1909|
|One Dime 1910 Barber||16,250,551||Liberty, Barber||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1910|
|One Dime 1911 Barber||33,599,543||Liberty, Barber||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1911|
|One Dime 1912 Barber||34,530,000||Liberty, Barber||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1912|
|One Dime 1913 Barber||20,270,622||Liberty, Barber||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1913|
|One Dime 1914 Barber||31,368,655||Liberty, Barber||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1914|
|One Dime 1915 Barber||6,580,450||Liberty, Barber||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1915|
|One Dime 1916 Barber||24,310,000||Liberty, Barber||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1916|
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|Coin Type||Barber Dime|
|Face Value||10 (x Cent)|
|Circulation Mintage||23,099,000 (23.1 million)|
|Total Mintage||23,099,545 (23.1 million)|
|Orientation||Coin Alignment (Axis 6)|
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