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: 2.50 Grams
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.13 (7/2/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1892 O 10C MS obverse 1892 O 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Dime coinage had resumed at the New Orleans Mint just the previous year, after a 30-year hiatus. There must have been pent up demand, as nearly four million dimes were struck of the new type in 1892.

Though a fair number of these coins were saved as souvenirs for their novelty, the number of coin collectors in the South was far below that of the Northeast. Consequently, Mint State survivors are far less available than for the Philadelphia issue, with gems being truly rare. Most of these are reasonably well struck.

A couple of repunched date varieties are known, but only one of these is obvious enough to elicit collector interest. A minor repunched mintmark variety is also noted.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2014

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

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Total Graded: 233
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
8/19/1995 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 6042 $495.00
9/6/2004 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 649 $403.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 638 $155.25
1/30/2011 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3004, 3004/Lot# 1618 $690.00
10/19/2011 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3158, 3158/Lot# 1300 $70.00
12/11/2011 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/11/2011, 148/Lot# 27957 $226.32
2/28/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2069 $431.25
2/3/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 7484 $440.63

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 O 10C MS
1892 O 10C MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 925
Owner: Jason Colinger
Grade: MS 64
Points: 925
Owner: pulver set
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