Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 990,710
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: $1.35 (8/24/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1892 S 10C MS obverse 1892 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

More than three million dimes were coined at the San Francisco Mint in 1891, and this seems to have reduced the demand for additional pieces in 1892. Thus the inaugural S-Mint Barber Dime had a modest production of under a million coins and is scarce across all grades. A smattering of Mint State pieces are known, probably from coins saved for the novelty of their design, but gems are very rare.

Some coins are known with prooflike fields, but these are often worn or otherwise impaired to a degree that the dimes cannot be so designated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/27/2015

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1892 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 80.00 125 230 250 290 330 350 425 490 520 550 600 880 1525 4350 27500 - - - -
$ 315 - 370 450 515 - - 650 1025 1775 8800 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 158
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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1/12/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 4003 $25,300.00
1/2/2006 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #69, 74/Lot# 288 $264.50
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2010 $1,438.00
11/9/2010 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 69/Lot# 10484 $115.00
7/10/2012 NGC Details F Details  Teletrade Auction 3309, 3309/Lot# 1099 $116.00
2/7/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 7664 $998.75
12/8/2013 NGC VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 157040 $121.00
4/3/2016 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131615/Lot# 23103 $141.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base127167220282360450515575637678737774908102812392009212430094565574759736205
140184240308390471535595650697749818948109814952047241935274959582260500
000000535595650697749818948109814952047241935274959582200
000000555616664717761863988116817522085271440465353589700
1892 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11513120146355165367469571573579386591611101345184327543675556359221171020500
1201542884925856606817027227548178829811188151121473061430456837851146400
000000681702722754817882981118815112147306143045683785100
0000006887087287748418991045126716772450336849345802978100
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