1911 Barber Dime Value (“P,” “D,” “S,” & Error Coins)

Jenson Cambell

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There are 24 dates in a Barber Dime Series. And for the most part, you can complete the set with one variety from each year. But if you want to focus on a single year—like the 1911 Barber Dime—this price guide can help you assess its value.

The 1911 Barber Dime has six major varieties, while a few are extremely rare and can be hard to obtain. But if you’re up for a challenge, this article has everything you need to know—starting from the value chart overview.

Mint Location Mintage 1911 Barber Dimes Estimated Value
Philadelphia 18,870,000 1911 10C MS $2 to $30,000
543 1911 10C PF $300 to $25,000
1911 10C PF CA $1000 to $11,500
1911 10C PF UC $3,050 to $16,500
Denver 11,209,000 1911-D 10C MS $2 to $4,800
San Francisco 3,520,000 1911-S 10C MS $2 to $8,500

1911 Barber Dime History

1911 Barber Dime History

The 1911 Barber Dime is the 19th year of the Barber Dime series. These coins were minted in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco, producing roughly 33 million circulation strike coins.

But New Orleans, with two other Mints, originally produced the Barber dimes—not Denver. Two years prior to the 1911-dated dime release, the Treasury deemed the facility obsolete. The officials declined to appropriate funds for the operation. So, the last seven years of the series only have the “D” or “S” mark on the reverse side (no mintmark for coins struck in Philadelphia).

But despite the changes in Mint, the 1911 Barber Dime remained one of the most abundant dates among the series, although not enough to overpower the first and last year of the issue. They also boast a few varieties that collectors can complete with persistent search.

1911 Barber Dime Coin Information

  • Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
  • Face Value: 10 Cent
  • Obverse-Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
  • Metal Composition: 90% Silver and 10% Copper
  • Weight: 2.50 grams
  • Diameter: 17.90 millimeters
  • Edge: Reeded

1911 Barber Dime obverse feature

The Barber Dime has a humble design yet has that 19th-century motif that entices collectors. Its obverse side depicts the head of Liberty, wearing a pileus and a headband with LIBERTY inscribed.

The word UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surrounds it with the mint year at the bottom. Lastly, there is a B initial at the base of the neck, pertaining to the dime designer.

1911 Barber Dime reverse feature.jpg

The reverse of the dime is also simple, even still emblematic. It depicts a wreath made up of corn, wheat, maple, and oak leaves encircling the word ONE DIME.

The “D” or “S” mintmark is also visible on the bottom of the wreath if the coin came from Denver or San Francisco. It is hard to miss out as the letter is more prominent than the mintmarks on some other U.S. coins.

1911 Barber Dime: Varieties and Value Charts

The 1911 Barber Dime has three major circulation strike varieties and three major proof varieties. Here, we’ll explain all of them, including their worth today.

1911 No Mintmark Barber Dime Value

1911 p Dime value
1912 10C (Regular Strike) Barber Dime

The Philadelphia Mint coined 18,870,000 pieces of 1911 Barber Dime. It is the leading facility with the most produced coin of this variety. In fact, for grades up to MS-65, the coins are relatively common with hundreds known to exist.

In a higher uncirculated grade, the 1911 Dime is among the two dates in the Barber Dime series with an MS-68+ specimen. It is considered rare, with only one example from the Philadelphia Mint.

As of 2023, a circulated condition 1911 dimes is valued around $2 to $85, while the uncirculated condition can fetch from $100 to $30,000.

Coin Grade Estimated Value
Good (G4) $3
Fine (F12) $7
Extremely Fine (XF40) $25
About Uncirculated (AU50) $60
Uncirculated (MS60) $100
Choice Uncirculated (MS63) $175-$200
Gem Uncirculated (MS65) $400-$575
Superb Gem Uncirculated (MS-68) $10,500-$30,000

The estimated value does not fall far from the highest price auction recorded by PCGS. The 1911 Dime MS-68+, sold for a whopping $30,550, remained at the top since 2014. But even without the Plus Grade, the other MS-68 dimes sell for thousands of dollars, with the price range playing around $6,325 to $20,700.

1911-D Barber Dime Value

1911-D Barber Dime Value
1911-D 10C (Regular Strike) Barber Dime

Placing second with the total mintage is the Denver Mint, with 11,209,000 pieces of 1911-D Barber Dime, a significant amount though less than Philadelphia.

In 1911, the production reached an unprecedented level and was three-fold higher than the previous years. It is also ranked the third highest among the D-marked Barber Dime series.

With the rise in mintage, you can expect all grades through MS-66 to be common and easy to obtain. Meanwhile, MS-67+ is the highest grade recorded for this variety with only three known examples.

As of 2023, a circulated condition 1911-D Dime is worth $2 to $85, while an uncirculated condition can command $100 to $4,800.

Coin Grade Estimated Value
Good (G4) $3
Fine (F12) $7
Extremely Fine (XF40) $40
About Uncirculated (AU50) $60
Uncirculated (MS60) $100
Choice Uncirculated (MS63) $200-$225
Gem Uncirculated (MS65) $500-$700
Superb Gem Uncirculated (MS-67) $3,200-$4,800

These D-marked dimes display sharp strikes and good luster, offering good eye appeal to collectors. It also resonates with its remarkable auction history, reaching thousands of dollars.

The highest auction record is a 1911-D MS-67 Dime sold for $10,350 by Heritage Auctions. However, the MS-67+ sold for a lower value of $4,700 in 2016.

1911-S Barber Dime Value

1911-S Barber Dime Value
1911-S 10C (Regular Strike) Barber Dime

San Francisco coined a moderate amount of 1911-S Barber Dime, with 3,520,000 total. Most grades through MS-66 are semi-scarce, while MS-67 and above are rare.

The San Francisco Mint also produced a version with a Repunched Mintmark (RPM) die. However, the impression was too faint to pique the interest of collectors.

As of 2023, a circulated condition 1911-S dime is valued at around $2 to $160, while an uncirculated condition can reach $200 to $8,500. It is a bit lower than the no-mint mark dime as some coins showed weakness on the obverse side—specifically, the hair details of Liberty.

Coin Grade Estimated Value
Good (G4) $3
Fine (F12) $10
Extremely Fine (XF40) $55
About Uncirculated (AU50) $105
Uncirculated (MS60) $200
Choice Uncirculated (MS63) $445-$475
Gem Uncirculated (MS65) $875-$925
Superb Gem Uncirculated (MS-68) $8,500

A superb gem condition can fetch higher, especially when placed on an open auction. An example is the 1911-S MS-68, sold for $9,200 by Heritage Auctions. Another specimen is the MS67, sold for $7,188 from the same firm.

1911 Proof Barber Dime Value

Compared to its circulation strikes, Philadelphia minted a relatively lower number of proof coins, producing only 543 pieces of the 1911 PF Barber Dime without a mint mark. But regardless, it is more available than the previous year. All grades through PF-66 have fewer than a hundred examples, while PF-67 above and cameo pieces are very rare.

As of 2023, the 1911 Proof Barber Dime coins are valued at around $300 to $25,000. Proof Cameo (PF CAM) ranges from $460 to $11,500, while Proof Ultra Cameo (PF DCAM) can fetch $3,050 to $16,500.

PF-60 $300 / /
PF-61 $390 $460 /
PF-62 $465 / /
PF-63 $625 / /
PF-64 $925 $1,000 /
PF-65 $1,435 $1,500-$1,700 $3,050
PF-66 $1,850-$2,100 $2,050-$2,550 $11,500
PF-67 $3,950-5,250 $5,400-$5,800 $16,500
PF-68 $10,500 $11,500 /
PF-69 $25,000 / /

The 1911 Proof Barber Dime ranges from PF-60 to PF-69 condition. The PF-69 sold for an astounding $25,300 by Legend Rare Coin Auctions is the highest-priced specimen and the highest grade in the variety.

Aside from this, another PF-69 with Star Designation graded by NGC was sold for $23,000 by Heritage Auctions. The 1911 Barber Dime has captivating eye appeal, with gorgeous toning surrounding the Head of Liberty. It is also free of contact marks, making it a spectacular specimen.

1911 Dime: Proof Cameo

1911 Dime proof
1911 10C, Cameo(Proof)

PCGS assigns a CAM (Cameo) designation to the coin if it displays a highly reflective field, but the design is frosted either on just one side or on neither side. The recorded samples range from PF-61 to PF-68, while none higher showed in any auction.

Now—let’s look at the top five records from the past years:

  • 1911 PF-67 Dime sold for $7,475 by Stack’s in 2010.
  • 1911 PF-68 Dime sold for $7,475 by Goldberg Auctioneers in 2005.
  • 1911 PF-68 Dime sold for $7,188 by Bowers & Merena in 2009.
  • 1911 PF-67+ Dime sold for $6,756 by Legend Rare Coin Auctions in 2015.
  • 1911 PF-68 Dime sold for $6,613 by Heritage Auctions in 2012.

Anticipatedly, it’s the PF-68 and PF-67 CAM consistently selling at a higher value.

1911 Dime: Proof Ultra Cameo

1911 Proof Barber Dime Value
1911 10C, DCAM (Proof) Barber Dime

Contrary to a Cameo, a Deep Cameo has strong reflective fields and a highly frosted design on both sides. DCAM is the superior among proof coins. However, the only grades available for this variety are from PF-65 to PF-68, with only a couple of samples each.

There are only five auctions recorded by PCGS since the 1911 Dime is extremely rare:

  • 1911 PF-68 Dime sold for $10,925 by American Numismatic Rarities in September 2005.
  • 1911 PF-67 Dime sold for $9,775 by Stack’s Bowers in 2011.
  • 1911 PF-68 Dime sold for $8,050 by Heritage Auctions in 2009.
  • 1911 PF-68 Dime sold for $3,680 by American Numismatic Rarities in May 2005.
  • 1911 PF-65 Dime sold for $2,350 by Heritage Auctions in 2016.

List of 1911 Barber Dime Error Coins

It is a bit tricky to find 1911 Barber Dime error coins sold on online platforms today. Most might be in safekeeping under a collection or kept by hobbyists. But there are a few uncommon samples that can sell for at least a hundred dollars. Here are some error types, including their value in the market.

1911-D Barber Dime With Milky Toning Spot

1911-D Barber Dime With Milky Toning Spot error value

Here is an MS-64 Barber Dime with a small milky spot located at 5 o’clock on the reverse rim. Milky spots do not immediately show even if you store it in an environmentally friendly storage. It can appear for days to years after minting.

This error occurs when the solvents in the blank used for cleaning are improperly removed before annealing. When this happens, the residue gets baked, and an imperfection mutates into a milk spot. However, it did not intensively affect the coin value and still sold for $748 by Heritage Auctions.

1911 Barber Dime With Die Clash On Obverse

1911 Barber Dime With Die Clash On Obverse error value

Here is an excellent example of a 1911 Dime with a visible die clash on the obverse side. You’ll notice a tiny spike protruding below the nose of Liberty, while the other can be located between the letters E and S of the word STATES.

Die Clash does not greatly affect the value of the coin. Dimes with this error type can range between $50 to $70.

1911-S Barber Dime Repunched Mintmark

1911-S Barber Dime Repunched Mintmark error value

This is a 1911-S Dime with a visible repunched mintmark. The error happens when the letter punch leaves two impressions on a slightly different coin location.

In this case, another S is overlapping the primary mint mark. The Mint worker may have planned to enhance the S mark, but the second blow was not in a similar position, causing the doubling.

A 1911 Barber Dime coin with this error can sell for $30 to $100, depending on the coin grade.

1911-S Barber Dime Partial Collar

1911-S Barber Dime Partial Collar error value

From the name itself, a partial collar happens when the planchet is partially confined in a collar. Coins with this error have bevel above the reeding when you look at the rim. But sometimes, it would look like a broadstruck if the sides of the coins were not inspected properly.

Barber dimes with this error can sell for $75 to $150 but can fetch more if given a higher grade.

1911 Barber Dime Obverse Error

1911 Barber Dime Obverse Error value

Last on the list is this unknown obverse error located at the center of the coin. No detailed explanation was given for this coin, but it could be a strike-through from a round object that slipped between the die and planchet. As a result, a massive irregular circle imprint was left on the dime. This specific coin’s asking price is almost $40.

1911 Barber Dime Value chart

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