Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,868,533
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 (8/4/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 10C MS obverse 1897 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As the American economy began its recovery from the depression of 1893-96, dime mintages rose at all three mints. Philadelphia struck more than five times as many pieces in 1897 as it had the previous year.

This many coins meant a far greater number of dies, and one result was the creation of at least five repunched date varieties. Some of these are quite minor, but the better ones are recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

This issue is fairly plentiful in Mint State, with enough gems available to satisfy the upper end of the market. Many will show signs of die erosion, but the pool of survivors is large enough that collectors can find a sharp example with some patience.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/28/2015

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1897 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 4.00 5.50 8.00 14.00 35.00 65.00 73.00 85.00 100.00 135 160 235 360 635 1250 4850 - - -
$ 40.00 - 80.00 95.00 110 - 180 260 400 775 1800 6750 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 441
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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8/16/2015 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1223/Lot# 3698


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11/27/2000 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1381, 1381/Lot# 1225 $174.40
3/28/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 8153 $299.00
9/4/2011 NGC MS 65   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 990 $776.25
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(6), 1166/Lot# 5550 $1,035.00
3/18/2012 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/18/2012, 13/Lot# 42114 $51.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24439 $155.10
9/15/2013 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 769, 778/Lot# 53 $951.00
11/6/2014 NGC MS 63   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7526 $381.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32456385115155179201244272311336354375409620115217252781520154115627
36517095128163186215253285319342361386479797134320773587527154830
000000186215253285319342361386479797134320773587527100
000000193229262298327348368397549974153424294394534100
1897 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base663741506715523728832036639542646353990015051886300937701103618537
6163844559618225429833537540543848865911011632226032626192135360
0000001822542983353754054384886591101163222603262619200
0000002092713093503854154505137791303175926343516861400
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Grade: MS 63 PL
Points: 539
Owner: physicsfan3.14
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 409
Owner: DennisG
 
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