Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,245
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.22 (2/29/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1892 10C PF obverse 1892 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Sales were unusually high for proof dimes in 1892, due to the novelty of Barber's design. Many of these coins were obtained by tourists visiting the Philadelphia Mint who purchased them as souvenirs of the occasion. This accounts for the high percentage of impaired pieces known today, as such persons had no knowledge of proper coin handling.

Despite this attrition, unimpaired survivors remain fairly plentiful over a span of grades. Gems are not especially scarce, especially in comparison to later dates that were issued in smaller quantities. Cameo pieces are readily available, though seldom in high grades. Ultra Cameo examples are very rare.

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Last Updated: 10/25/2019

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1892 10C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 330 360 450 655 895 1450 1900 4000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 2200 5000 -
1892 10C PF CA
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 700 1025 1600 2300 5500 18500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 750 - 1900 2750 8000 -
1892 10C PF UC
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8100 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 295
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/25/2020 1892 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------9153663495016---238
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-----------------3----3
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Total------------9153663495316---241
 ------------4%6%15%26%20%22%7%--- 
1892 10C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------2151014914---55
------------------1---1
------------------1---1
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Total------------2151014916---57
 ------------4%2%9%18%25%16%28%--- 
1892 10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------11---2
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Total-----------------11---2
 -----------------50%50%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 10C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base633657682707731758785813840870900930983113113931730219726433984661685159234
6416656907157407677948228508809109481032121815051886234630904861724987550
0000007948228508809109481032121815051886234630904861724900
0000008048318608909209651082130616182041249435375739788200
1892 10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69571974577279882685488491594598210101066122315251816260330394719686696169997
70372875478180783586489492595799110291118132416222078274835995435778397430
00000086489492595799110291118132416222078274835995435778300
000000874905935970100110471171142417192341289441596150869900
1892 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base593615637661684711735762789817846874925106613391604208724013447640069827604
600622645669693719744771798827855891972115714271765219227504431659471890
000000744771798827855891972115714271765219227504431659400
0000007537808088368659081019124815161926229630985416678800
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Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 3984
Owner: GAGE
 
Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 3984
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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