Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,342,844
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 (3/4/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1897 S 10C MS obverse 1897 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint more than doubled its 1896 production of dimes this year. With only a few persons collecting this series by date and mint at the time, nearly all of these dimes became heavily worn. The survivors thus consist mostly of a few lower-end Mint State pieces and coins grading G-4 or less.

Gems are very rare. Typical of S-Mint coins from the 1890s, a few prooflike examples have survived and are highly prized.

A couple of misplaced date varieties are known. On a common issue these might be attractive to collectors, but the already high prices for any 1897-S dime greatly limit their appeal.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/17/2014

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1897 S 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 23.00 38.00 105 115 200 200 270 310 375 450 530 580 725 1050 1900 3650 9000 19500 - - -
$ 225 300 350 420 500 575 645 850 1200 2375 4600 11750 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 100
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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7/12/1999 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1185, 1185/Lot# 1316 $6,148.00
9/23/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2603 $1,840.00
3/18/2012 NGC Details G Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/18/2012, 13/Lot# 42093 $15.00
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24440 $340.75
1/9/2013 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9540 $141.00
4/28/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131319/Lot# 20157 $115.15
10/13/2013 PCGS MS 95   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 773, 782/Lot# 1243 $51.00
2/23/2014 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131409/Lot# 26620 $112.80


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base115151198255327412463515615678766820990113813932335308042316209104011075111109
127166217279355429480548636707784876103912231707258334634890760610517108700
00000048054863670778487610391223170725833463489076061051700
00000049758165773680293310881308202128313847554990031063400
1897 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1271672162783544455005536597258178741051120614722451322344126448107511110911476
140183236303384463517588681755836933110212941798270836195090788210870112310
00000051758868175583693311021294179827083619509078821087000
00000053562370378685599211541383212429654015576993161098900
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 990
Owner: Distman
 
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