Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 720,000
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: $1.06 (9/2/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1894 O 10C MS obverse 1894 O 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Financial Panic of 1893 and resulting hard times severely reduced the need for additional coins, and the New Orleans Mint struck fewer than half as many dimes in 1894 as it had the previous year.

This issue is scarce in all grades and genuinely rare in Mint State. Gems are all but unknown, and this is a key date in the Barber series. Due perhaps to the low mintage, most examples were well struck and show few signs of die erosion.

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Last Updated: 7/28/2015

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1894 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 70.00 105 220 310 500 690 750 860 1025 1750 2075 2675 5950 15750 20250 49000 - - -
$ - - 800 950 1175 - 2300 2975 6750 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 130
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 67


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2/20/2005 NGC AU 50   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1089 $489.00
5/22/2005 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 2042, 2042/Lot# 1138 $352.00
6/3/2008 NGC F 12   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28062, 28062/Lot# 22285 $161.00
6/1/2011 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 7769 $132.25
4/22/2012 NGC Details G Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/22/2012, 19/Lot# 42115 $40.00
3/3/2013 PCGS G 4   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131311/Lot# 24081 $51.00
7/27/2013 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30399 $381.88
4/20/2014 PCGS G 4   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 782 $70.00
7/26/2015 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131531/Lot# 21105 $176.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base212275351442549674908110312741377152116091853206824333149328144856545108941125511626
23330038147759075297311601308142515501690192421892671319336825171799411014113780
0000009731160130814251550169019242189267131933682517179941101400
00000010381217134214731579177119962311291032374083585894441113400
1894 O 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37546957971186310391105116813481456160516971951217425523294343146746794112551162612005
4065056237619211061112612281384150516351781202523002799333938455380828111378117520
00000011261228138415051635178120252300279933393845538082811137800
00000011471288142015551666186620992426304633854259608797681150200
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Grade: F 12
Points: 442
Owner: TRT
 
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