Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 12,120,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.31 (7/6/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1892 10C MS obverse 1892 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As the inaugural issue of this coin type, the 1892 Philadelphia Mint dime was saved in large numbers by both numismatists and the general public. Mint State examples are quite plentiful, with even high grade pieces turning up with some frequency. These often have lovely peripheral toning when carefully preserved. Nearly all survivors are well struck, though they may have been coined from noticeably worn dies that imparted blurred details and stretched lettering. Prooflike coins are rare, and these may have been produced from retired proof dies.

With so many dies needed for this large mintage, there are several repunched date varieties. Only the more desirable ones are recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/26/2020

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1892 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 7.00 10.00 20.00 30.00 46.50 67.00 74.00 82.00 110 120 130 155 160 255 430 705 3200 10000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1457
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/30/2020 1892 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base663211211913471467962532893481305219---1450
----------------111---3
---------------21-2---5
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Total663211211913471467962532893501325322---1458
 0%0%0%0%1%0%1%1%1%3%10%0%7%17%20%24%9%4%2%--- 
1892 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1-132-----7
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Total------------1-132-----7
 ------------14%-14%43%29%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16374594139179227262278314363456484551565783113114473496558258016030
234061109152195239267290330394465506556638899123621304191565558770
000000239267290330394465506556638899123621304191565500
0000002502733023474254755295607101015134228134887572800
1892 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9284185127163209241255288336423450515527735106613693345536755825803
15325699139178220246266304365432472519596845116720284019543956560
000000220246266304365432472519596845116720284019543900
000000230250277320394441493523666956126826864693551000
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1066
Owner: pulver set
 
Grade: MS 64 PL
Points: 783
Owner: Distman
 
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