Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:134, $4,112.50 - Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:16171, not sold
Heritage 5/2007:734 - Heritage 5/2009:539 - Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3980, $2,350
Not since 1905 had the San Franciso Mint produced as many Barber Dimes as it did in 1916, then it followed up with over 10 million Mercury Dimes. The 1916-S Barber Dime is popular as the last year of its type, yet it is common enough to be very affordable. Consider this -- the mintage of the 1916-S Barber Dime is less than a third of that of the 1916 Barber Dime, yet it sells for the same price in most grades. Sounds like a good value.
The 1916-S Barber Dime is plentiful in MS63 and MS64, then the population drops off in MS65 and MS66, eventually hitting a stopping point at MS67, where only a couple are known. Some, high-grade examples have splotchy toning or negative eye appeal despite having nice surfaces, Coins with good eye appeal should command a premium.
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