1908 Barber dimes are relatively common as far as early 20th-century numismatic coins go. Acquired by type set collectors and those who pursue a full set of the series alike, 1908 dimes are a popular with hobbyists and are widely available in many grades.
Below is a breakdown of the mintages and values of 1908 Barber dimes:
1908 – 10,600,000; $5
1908-D – 7,490,000; $5
1908-O – 1,789,000; $9
1908-S – 3,220,000; $7
1908 proof – 545; $600
*Values are for coins in a grade of Good-4, unless otherwise noted.
As is usually the case within the Barber dime series, the Philadelphia issue had the highest mintage. The three branch mint issues combined barely equal to more than the singular output of the main mint, but as many examples of 1908 Barber dimes were saved in decent grades, there are plenty to meet the needs of numismatists.
Aside from the proof issue, the 1908-O dime is the scarcest among the ten-cent pieces minted that year. Still though, none of the four business-strike coins approach semi-key status, and are quite affordable for virtually any numismatist. Speaking of the proof Barber dime, it is generally pursued only by the most serious of series enthusiasts, but with a mintage of only 545 and a price of under $1,000, it represents a great value.