Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,491,401
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.25 (8/18/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1893 S 10C MS obverse 1893 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The small number of dimes struck at San Francisco in 1892 called for stepped up production this year, and 1893-S is only slightly scarce in lower grades. At the upper circulated grades and in Mint State it becomes very elusive. Gems are quite rare, though there are enough certified for the most advanced collectors.

This issue is rich in varieties, though most are minor. Two each are known of repunched dates and repunched mintmarks. The only significant variety possesses both features, though the repunching of the date is too slight to note on the grading label. The mintmark, however, was first punched far to the east of normal and then corrected. Both mintmarks remain distinct, and this variety is highly sought.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1893 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.90 32.50 58.00 110 120 150 165 195 260 345 390 490 845 1650 3050 5400 42500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 4400 11000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 163
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2019 1893 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base210578473411101924192316-----163
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Total210578473411101924192316-----163
 1 %6 %3 %4 %5 %2 %4 %2 %2 %7 %6 %1 %6 %15 %12 %14 %10 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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11/26/2003 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1811, 1811/Lot# 1263 $71.50
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 650 $718.75
10/15/2005 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65104, 65104/Lot# 23168 $431.25
10/17/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24433 $331.35
1/13/2013 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 734, 743/Lot# 30 $190.00
11/10/2013 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 150959 $12.00
4/27/2016 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 7575 $517.00
7/10/2016 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131629/Lot# 25218 $376.00
8/29/2018 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131836/Lot# 21207 $132.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 10C MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base678912316321227231134846353262768682895311702113304741906153103201066811024
7410013617923228532338648656364673386910251484242434284844754210436107860
0000003233864865636467338691025148424243428484475421043600
0000003354245095956667809111097179827353809549889311055200
1893 10C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59811111471942512853204294945866427768961103200929104016592299811032010668
66911231622132622963564505246046868169651405230932784651727510094104360
000000296356450524604686816965140523093278465172751009400
0000003083924725556237318561034170726093647528686281020700
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