Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 3,841,700
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: $1.49 (7/28/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1892 O 10C MS obverse 1892 O 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While there is no record of presentation strike Dimes being struck, there is a listing in Breen's proof encyclopedia (1977) of a branch mint proof 1892-O Dollar, suggesting the possibility that at least one set of all the denominations could have been struck. The only reason we can think of for striking such coins in 1892 is to commemorate the passing of the old Seated design and the initial year of Charles Barber's design used on the Dime, Quarter, and Half Dollar.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2014

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1892 O 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 11.00 15.00 34.00 55.00 70.00 70.00 93.00 105 135 160 180 215 235 325 525 1300 4125 7500 - - -
$ 78.00 100.00 115 155 180 205 230 250 360 650 2050 5000 10000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 228
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/8/1994 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1994 Indianapolis Bullet Sale #117, 117/Lot# 227 $1,045.00
6/14/2006 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 2219, 2219/Lot# 1160 $38.00
4/2/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 1680 $253.00
5/30/2007 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2007 May/June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #438, 438/Lot# 704 $1,495.00
2/10/2008 NGC MS 63   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2009 $287.50
10/17/2012 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24430 $305.50
12/23/2012 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 91777 $55.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37506794127167194220275311363395474546674925165824013730668569387197
4155761051401762022382873283734214985887571169190528444715676970240
0000002022382873283734214985887571169190528444715676900
0000002112562993453844475226318411413215332875700685300
1892 O 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base663741506715523728832036639542646353990015051886300937701103618537
6163844559618225429833537540543848865911011632226032626192135360
0000001822542983353754054384886591101163222603262619200
0000002092713093503854154505137791303175926343516861400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 925
Owner: Jason Colinger
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 674
Owner: Clay
 
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