|The 1909-S is a surprisingly scarce issue in the Barber Dime series in spite of a mintage of an even one million pieces. Many pieces are weakly struck and do not show full details. This present example shows some soft detailing on Liberty’s forecurls and overall softness on the leaves in the wreath. The coin has bright and frosted luster, however, and there are no mentionable abrasions that interrupt the flow of luster around each side. While there is considerable brightness and even some original brilliance still to be seen, each side also displays speckled multicolored golden, rose, and blue toning.