Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 990,710
Catalog: KM-113
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.29 (9/23/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1892 S 10C MS obverse 1892 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Among first-year Barber coinage, those issues produced at the San Francisco mint have long been recognized as more elusive than their P and O-mint counterparts. The 1892-S Dime reports an original mintage of fewer than 1 million coins (990,710). To further add to the scarcity and collectibility of this issue, David Lawrence in his Complete Guide to Barber Dimes describes several repunched date varieties.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2014

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1892 S 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 80.00 125 230 250 290 290 330 350 425 490 520 550 600 880 1500 4350 27500 - - - -
$ 315 350 370 450 515 550 575 650 1025 1775 8800 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 149
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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1/10/1998 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Signature Sale #181, 181/Lot# 6680 $1,437.50
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2010 $1,438.00
3/28/2009 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 894 $2,012.50
9/13/2010 NGC G 4   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 514, 521/Lot# 176 $59.00
8/29/2012 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 3338, 3338/Lot# 1281 $36.00
12/8/2013 NGC VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 157040 $121.00
7/11/2014 PCGS G 4   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20172 $37.60
7/11/2014 PCGS G 4   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20171 $35.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base127167220282360450515575637678737774908102812392009212430094565574759736205
140184240308390471535595650697749818948109814952047241935274959582260500
000000535595650697749818948109814952047241935274959582200
000000555616664717761863988116817522085271440465353589700
1892 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base663741506715523728832036639542646353990015051886300937701103618537
6163844559618225429833537540543848865911011632226032626192135360
0000001822542983353754054384886591101163222603262619200
0000002092713093503854154505137791303175926343516861400
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