Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 990,710
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.27 (8/23/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 4/15/2019

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1892 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 84.00 155 235 270 290 310 330 415 475 505 530 675 1000 1560 3750 10000 18200 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 184
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/20/2019 1892 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base142113883346413-524104332----184
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Total142113883346413-524104332----184
 8 %11 %7 %4 %4 %2 %2 %2 %3 %2 %7 %-3 %13 %5 %23 %2 %1 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2010 $1,438.00
5/26/2009 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29061, 29061/Lot# 20336 $218.50
12/5/2011 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 642, 649/Lot# 1045 $4,140.00
7/3/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Teletrade Auction 3305, 3305/Lot# 1045 $101.00
2/2/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 167668 $430.10
7/11/2014 PCGS VG 8   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20169 $70.50
8/5/2014 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7438 $352.50
4/22/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3895 $6,168.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 10C MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base139183241304389484551615682725787826966109213122113223331494756597362056444
1532022623324205065726376967458008721008116515792153253836845161605062840
0000005726376967458008721008116515792153253836845161605000
0000005936597107668139191050123818462193284342205567612700
1892 10C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base127167220282360450515575637678737774908102812392009212430094565574759736205
140184240308390471535595650697749818948109814952047241935274959582260500
000000535595650697749818948109814952047241935274959582200
000000555616664717761863988116817522085271440465353589700
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