Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 3,841,700
Catalog: KM-113
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.34 (8/24/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1892 O 10C MS obverse 1892 O 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Dime coinage had resumed at the New Orleans Mint just the previous year, after a 30-year hiatus. There must have been pent up demand, as nearly four million dimes were struck of the new type in 1892.

Though a fair number of these coins were saved as souvenirs for their novelty, the number of coin collectors in the South was far below that of the Northeast. Consequently, Mint State survivors are far less available than for the Philadelphia issue, with gems being truly rare. Most of these are reasonably well struck.

A couple of repunched date varieties are known, but only one of these is obvious enough to elicit collector interest. A minor repunched mintmark variety is also noted.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/27/2015

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1892 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 11.00 15.00 34.00 55.00 70.00 93.00 105 135 160 180 215 235 335 525 1300 4000 7500 - - -
$ 78.00 - 115 155 175 - - 250 390 650 2150 5800 10000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 238
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/19/1995 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 6042 $495.00
1/30/2011 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3004, 3004/Lot# 1618 $690.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 980 $483.00
3/18/2012 NGC Details G Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/18/2012, 13/Lot# 42087 $16.00
11/24/2013 PCGS VF 20   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 779, 788/Lot# 763 $57.00
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 7794 $305.50
6/28/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3533, 6112/Lot# 20378 $111.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37506794127167194220275311363395474546674925165824013730668569387197
4155761051401762022382873283734214985887571169190528444715676970240
0000002022382873283734214985887571169190528444715676900
0000002112562993453844475226318411413215332875700685300
1892 O 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11513120146355165367469571573579386591611101345184327543675556359221171020500
1201542884925856606817027227548178829811188151121473061430456837851146400
000000681702722754817882981118815112147306143045683785100
0000006887087287748418991045126716772450336849345802978100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 925
Owner: Jason Colinger
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 925
Owner: pulver set
 
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