Supremely original and eye appealing example. Vibrant mint luster gleams beneath overlay of seafoam, violet-blue and russet toning. Sharp details throughout. Better date S-mint Barber dime. PCGS+ grade for premium quality at the top of end of the assigned grade. The Hansen Collection holds one of the two finest examples for the date, a MS67.
David Lawrence referred to this issue as a Philippine Hoard date. Most of the 1899-O and 1900-O dimes were sent to the Philippines for circulation which renders remaining examples quite scarce in high grade. The number one set holds a MS65+ example for the date.