1904 Barber dimes are among the lesser common of the 20th-century Barber dimes. Though that is a relative concept, as “only” a bit more than 15 million were made that year. Still, that number is small as compared to the typical 20 to 30 million-range mintages that were more common for Barber dimes during the 20th century. One factor running against a higher mintage for the 1904 Barber dime is the fact that only the Philadelphia and San Francisco mints produced dimes that year; the New Orleans mint did not strike any that year, and the Denver mint would not even begin striking dimes until 1906.
Here’s a breakdown of the mintage figures and values for 1906 Barber dimes:
1904 – 14,600,357; $5
1904-S – 800,000; $47
1904 proof – 670; $600
*Values are for coins in a grade of Good-4, unless otherwise noted.
The 1904-S has a perceptibly low mintage, with less than 1 million pieces having been struck that year and far fewer are in existence today. Though the piece is not prohibitively expensive for most collectors, it is one of the pricier 20th-century Barber dimes in a grade of Good. The proof 1904 Barber dime is the most expensive piece from that year to be sure, but is usually not included in most date-and-mintmark series collections.