Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 440,000
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: $1.26 (10/22/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1895 O 10C MS obverse 1895 O 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Aside from the celebrated 1894-S, the 1895-O Barber dime is the key issue--always coveted, always in demand, and seldom available--by the nation's Barber dime collectors, in grades ranging from Fair-2 to Premium Gem. Again aside from the 1894-S, there were precisely 13 Barber dime issues with mintages of less than 1 million coins each. For the most part, they form themselves into logical, if not always explainable, groups: the San Francisco issues of 1892, 1896, 1901, 1903 and 1904, 1913, and 1915, the New Orleans issues of 1894 through 1897, the Philadelphia issue of 1895, the sole P-mint, and the often-forgotten and overlooked 1909-D, the only D-mint issue with a mintage under 1 million. Of these, the 1895-O is the most desirable, for several important and interlinked reasons. It has the lowest mintage, at 440,000 pieces. It was early in the series, yet not so early that many specimens were kept as souvenirs of a new design. And it is possible that some low-grade specimens, possibly more than a few, were unrecognized for their rarity and melted in the great silver melts of the early 1980s. It is this cataloger's firm belief that Barber dimes are one of the most ignored and underrated areas of the current market.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Last Updated: 7/25/2014

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1895 O 10C MS
Base $ 415 625 1000 1750 2700 2700 3550 3750 4250 4900 5850 6250 7150 11750 15500 32500 60000 - - - -
$ 3150 3750 4100 4600 5300 6250 6500 7900 14000 17250 42500 75000 - -
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Total Graded: 260
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 66

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11/29/2006 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2006 November Dallas Signature Coin Auction #420, 420/Lot# 536 $2,070.00
5/14/2007 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 141, 146/Lot# 586 $2,357.50
9/28/2008 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 2591, 2591/Lot# 1301 $952.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 2348 $4,600.00
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7082 $10,350.00
10/17/2012 PCGS G 6   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24436 $352.50
2/3/2013 NGC FA 2   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 99028 $137.50
6/30/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131328/Lot# 28727 $1,527.50
11/1/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1191/Lot# 3559 $4,112.50

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NGC Registry Score 1895 O 10C MS
1895 O 10C MS Prooflike
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