Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 4,080,000
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: $1.25 (2/1/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1907 D 10C MS obverse 1907 D 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The Denver Mint, the producer of more than half of our country's circulating coinage today, traces its lineage back to the private mint of Clark, Gruber & Co. The most respected and successful of the territorial mints that served the Colorado Gold Rush, this firm produced quarter eagles, half eagles, eagles, and double eagles in both 1860 and 1861. Despite their efforts, however, Clark, Gruber & Co. were unable to keep pace with the burgeoning population of Colorado. On the eve of the Civil War, the Colorado Territory boasted a population of twenty-five to thirty thousand inhabitants, with hundreds more arriving each day. As many of these people were miners, the existing supply of private coinage was woefully inadequate to prevent them from resorting to gold dust as a medium of exchange. Armed with these facts, the Colorado Territorial Convention of the Republican Party met on July 2, 1861 and drafted a resolution calling for a federal mint in Denver to supercede the activities of the local establishments. Amazingly, Clark, Gruber & Co. willingly admitted their shortcomings, supported the resolution, and even offered to sell their property to the federal government for the new mint. Despite rival claims for federal coinage facilities from Nevada (as benefactor of the Comstock Lode) and New York (as financial capital of the country), as well as the enormous wartime deficit, Congress passed the bill that established a branch mint in Denver, Colorado on April 21, 1862. After a year of the usual red tape and political jargon, on April 16, 1863, Uncle Sam purchased the Clark, Gruber & Co. building for the lofty sum of $25,000. After more than five months of extensive remodeling, the new mint was apparently ready to begin operations. For unknown reasons, however, Congress changed its mind at the last minute and opened the Denver facility merely as an assay office on September 24. It languished in this inglorious, although necessary role until early 1906, when Congress finally approved its operations as a full-fledged branch mint.

Among the early products of the Denver Mint, its silver coinage is well respected for its scarcity in the higher Mint State grades. A primary example of this is its 1907-D Barber dime issue.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2014

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1907 D 10C MS
Base $ 4.50 5.50 10.00 19.00 48.00 48.00 110 130 150 225 300 330 470 825 1650 2300 4500 13250 22500 - -
$ 55.00 120 140 188 240 330 360 550 1050 2000 2800 5750 19000 -
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Total Graded: 80
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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1/24/2011 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3001, 3001/Lot# 1252 $32.00
11/15/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34268 $188.00
3/23/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 796, 805/Lot# 799 $140.00
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10/12/2014 PCGS VG 10   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 178280 $650.00
11/6/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(1), 1211/Lot# 3363 $1,645.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1907 D 10C MS
1907 D 10C MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 463
Owner: durdik
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