Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 666,000
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: $1.17 (12/21/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 O 10C MS obverse 1897 O 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1897-O Barber dime is a key date in the series, from a small mintage of 666,000 pieces. This date may be slightly overrated in Mint State grades, as experts estimate 85-105 coins still exist in Uncirculated condition.

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1897 O 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 75.00 150 315 390 490 490 630 660 750 860 975 1100 1325 1475 3000 4400 7150 20000 - - -
$ 550 665 700 825 950 1075 1175 1400 1625 3550 5400 8500 28750 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 118
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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1/31/1996 NGC F 12   Teletrade Auction 0811, 811/Lot# 326 $218.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 1708 $3,910.00
6/1/2011 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 7787 $345.00
7/7/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 7898 $862.50
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2075 $4,370.00
7/12/2012 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 7924 $373.75
4/14/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 109390 $62.70
3/2/2014 PCGS AG 3   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 793, 802/Lot# 1352 $38.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base283716323750276488299011241206132113931531165818862525319443756400106811103711403
317918732558980391810341151124413451439157317342099274835875050782710799111590
0000009181034115112441345143915731734209927483587505078271079900
0000009541079117812821369148516151810231229713981572592541091800
1897 O 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3241179258539815938105111921278139714721617174919852648334045606644110371140311777
358720535163185697510981220131714221520166118272206287837465254810811159115270
0000009751098122013171422152016611827220628783746525481081115900
00000010131145124913571447156817051906242731094153594995721128100
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