Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 12,120,000
Catalog: KM-113
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.50 Grams
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.29 (1/26/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1892 10C MS obverse 1892 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As the inaugural issue of this coin type, the 1892 Philadelphia Mint dime was saved in large numbers by both numismatists and the general public. Mint State examples are quite plentiful, with even high grade pieces turning up with some frequency. These often have lovely peripheral toning when carefully preserved. Nearly all survivors are well struck, though they may have been coined from noticeably worn dies that imparted blurred details and stretched lettering. Prooflike coins are rare, and these may have been produced from retired proof dies.

With so many dies needed for this large mintage, there are several repunched date varieties. Only the more desirable ones are recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus service.

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Last Updated: 7/25/2014

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1892 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 6.00 7.00 17.00 23.00 29.00 29.00 70.00 73.00 77.00 95.00 120 140 165 235 375 640 1100 4400 - - -
$ 35.00 73.00 77.00 85.00 105 135 155 185 260 410 700 1575 5250 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1290
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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4/22/1996 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0834, 834/Lot# 329 $370.60
2/24/2003 NGC MS 67   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 338 $1,955.00
11/22/2010 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 534, 541/Lot# 203 $103.50
3/2/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131410/Lot# 28251 $53.00
7/11/2014 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20167 $32.90
9/7/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 209640 $90.00
10/12/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 198308 $150.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32456385115155179201223241262278311342366620120617992885536755825803
36517095128163186208229248267289321350450815140321613712543856550
000000186208229248267289321350450815140321613712543800
0000001932152352552723003313585351010160125234539551000
1892 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base663741506715523728832036639542646353990015051886300937701103618537
6163844559618225429833537540543848865911011632226032626192135360
0000001822542983353754054384886591101163222603262619200
0000002092713093503854154505137791303175926343516861400
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1206
Owner: pulver set
 
Grade: MS 64 PL
Points: 663
Owner: Distman
 
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