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Why do they call it a Barber dime? ~ Camden

The Barber dime, occasionally called a Liberty Head dime, got the name from the designer of the coin itself! Charles E. Barber. The 6th chief engraver at the US mint from 1879 until his death in 1917. Charles Barber also designed the quarter and the half during the time frame of 1892-1916. He also designed a few other American coins over the years as well, including the Liberty Head V Nickel and assorted commemoratives.