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: $1.24 (10/23/2017)
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: 12/19/2016

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1892 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 70.00 115 185 220 275 340 360 415 475 505 530 625 950 1475 3750 12500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 168
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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11/18/1996 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0894, 894/Lot# 1358 $228.90
7/31/2006 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 98, 103/Lot# 400 $1,495.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2010 $1,438.00
11/29/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8410 $105.75
6/2/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 110663 $825.00
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5372 $998.75
7/20/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 30903 $82.25
9/6/2015 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131537/Lot# 25594 $211.50


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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