1906 Barber dimes would welcome a new minting kid on the block – the Denver mint. The mint in the Mile High City would eventually become the “other” branch mint in the latter 20th century, long after the New Orleans mint closed and the San Francisco mint switched its duties over to primarily producing collector coins. But, in 1906 and for a couple years afterward, the Denver mint would be one of four facilities striking coins. The presence of four operating mints helped to keep mintage figures across the board for the Barber dime relatively buoyant.
Here’s a breakdown of mintages below:
1906 – 19,957,731; $5
1906-D – 4,060,000; $7
1906-O – 2,610,000; $11
1906-S – 3,136,640; $7
1906 proof – 675; $600
*Values are for coins in a grade of Good-4, unless otherwise noted.
The 1906 proof dime aside, there really is no dime issued during that year that can be considered scarce, and none are particularly pricey in a grade of Good. The Philadelphia issue can be bought in Good for a small premium over its silver bullion value, and the Denver and San Francisco issues are also affordable despite being much less common than their Philadelphia counterpart. The New Orleans issue is the scarcest of the four business-strike issues, though can be bought for under $15 in low circulated grades.