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: $1.08 (8/2/2015)
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: 7/27/2015

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1892 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 11.00 15.00 34.00 55.00 70.00 93.00 105 135 160 215 235 335 525 1300 4000 7500 - - -
$ 78.00 - 115 155 175 - 250 390 650 2150 5800 10000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 980 $483.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2069 $431.25
8/20/2012 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 3332, 3332/Lot# 1373 $33.00
2/25/2013 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3419, 3419/Lot# 1601 $130.00
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 7472 $499.38
4/21/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 111225 $104.50
11/24/2013 PCGS VF 20   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 779, 788/Lot# 763 $57.00
2/22/2015 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131509/Lot# 21727 $199.75


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 64
Points: 925
Owner: pulver set
 
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