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August 18, 2017 2 min read
The Official Auction of the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money will feature a remarkable find, am 1894-O Barber dime from the Fossil Creek Collection. The coin is certified MS-66 by PCGS and approved by CAC, and will be featured in Lot 2065 in the Rarities Night of the auction.
This genuine original coin has a honey gold and iridescent turquoise surface surrounding a brilliant center of the coin. Richly frosted with a satin texture, this 1894-O Barber dime is exceptionally preserved, with a striking definition. Adding to this are the coin’s extraordinary aesthetic appearance and impressive technical merit.
In the Barber dime series, one of the most notable pivotal dates is the 1894-O. This particular coin ranks second behind only the 1895-O in rarity, in Mint State. With a production of only 720,000, it was expected that this particular issue would result in heavy circulation, resulting in surviving coins ranking only Extremely Fine and less preservation levels.
This particular coin is an extremely rare find, as well as scarce in its current condition. It ranks among the finest few certified by PCGS, and is tied at its current grade with only six additional coins, including the Eliasberg-Simpson specimen, as well as three that are certified finer through MS-67. Collectors of high-grade 19th-century U.S. types and Registry Set participants will find Lot 2065 a considerable opportunity.
The 1894-O Barber dime will be featured at the August 2017 ANA auction during Rarities Night, as well as the following pieces: Lord St. Oswald-Norweb 1794 Flowing Hair dollar and the 1853-O No Arrows Liberty Seated half dollar from the Garrett Collection.