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 (12/20/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 S 10C MS obverse 1897 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint delivered just 1.3 million Barber Dimes in 1897, virtually all of which entered circulation and remained there for many years. Like virtually all early branch mint issues in this series, the '97-S is difficult to locate in circulated grades above the Good level and undeniably rare in Mint State. David Lawrence (1991) opines that the high grade rarity of this date is underrated by most collectors.

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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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 99
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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9/23/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2603 $1,840.00
9/21/2009 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7409 $462.30
5/31/2010 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 2863, 2863/Lot# 1361 $149.50
12/26/2010 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211011/Lot# 20040 $115.00
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
12/30/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131302/Lot# 26515 $84.00
4/20/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 187780 $759.00
10/12/2014 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131442/Lot# 25739 $176.25


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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