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: $1.27 (10/21/2019)
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.


GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1895 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 60.00 85.00 170 230 235 305 325 365 550 590 660 900 1120 1600 5500 20700 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1350 2150 6400 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 239
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: 10/8/2019 1895 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base8451391814666163928194251----239
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--------------111-----3
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Total8451391814666163928204361----242
 3 %19 %5 %4 %7 %0 %2 %2 %2 %2 %7 %1 %4 %12 %8 %18 %2 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/18/2010 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 2839, 2839/Lot# 1854 $44.00
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1470 $1,610.00
2/17/2013 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 739, 748/Lot# 105 $800.00
7/27/2013 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30401 $168.03
3/30/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 164905 $1,393.15
2/4/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1232/Lot# 3807 $1,193.80
8/20/2017 NGC F 12   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131735/Lot# 29179 $94.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1895 10C MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1391862413083894875466047258009019661141129515612740420656438065130881350213926
1542042633354215065656447508339221024119213831954322846856450973913226136430
000000565644750833922102411921383195432284685645097391322600
0000005846847758679441082124314722347371751647257114131336400
1895 10C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base102237320551684695754829865933120612581345160918172197398469127782126831308813502
147265397595688715779841888102412231287143316781944279349607202941612818132260
00000077984188810241223128714331678194427934960720294161281800
000000804853910111512411316152117482070338859367492110491295300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3984
Owner: Srotag
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1944
Owner: Kaiser141
 
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