Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,120,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.31 (7/6/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1895 S 10C MS obverse 1895 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue's mintage of a million+ pieces was significantly higher than for its cousins from Philadelphia and New Orleans. The likely explanation is that the San Francisco Mint produced no dimes for circulation at all the previous year.

While worn examples are not rare, this issue does become quite elusive in higher grades. Gems are extremely rare and result in tremendous bidder competition. As is true of most San Francisco Mint coins from this decade, examples having semi-prooflike fields are known.

A nice repunched date variety may be found for this issue, but the scarcity and high prices for 1895-S dimes limits the premium that may be expected for any variety.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/3/2020

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1895 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 60.00 85.00 170 230 235 410 435 465 525 575 650 750 1275 1580 4650 20000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1330 2150 5500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 242
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: 6/30/2020 1895 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base84613918156661631028194251----242
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--------------111-----3
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Total84613918156661631028204361----245
 3%19%5%4%7%0%2%2%2%2%7%1%4%11%8%18%2%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1895 S 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1391862413083894875466047258009019661141129515612740420656438065130881350213926
1542042633354215065656447508339221024119213831954322846856450973913226136430
000000565644750833922102411921383195432284685645097391322600
0000005846847758679441082124314722347371751647257114131336400
1895 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base102237320551684695754829865933120612581345160918172197398469127782126831308813502
147265397595688715779841888102412231287143316781944279349607202941612818132260
00000077984188810241223128714331678194427934960720294161281800
000000804853910111512411316152117482070338859367492110491295300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1944
Owner: Kaiser141
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1206
Owner: pulver set
 
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