Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,000,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.21 (12/7/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1896 10C MS obverse 1896 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The low production of dimes in 1894-95 finally created enough demand that 1896's production at the Philadelphia Mint reached the two million mark, a figure still well below pre-depression levels.

1896(P) dimes typically are well struck, though die erosion is sometimes evident due to the greater number of coins produced. Mint State pieces in the lesser grades are available, but gems are quite elusive. A few coins are known with semi-prooflike fields.

A very minor misplaced date variety is known in which the top of a 6 is barely visible below the 9 of the date. Of greater interest is a nice repunched date affecting numeral 896. As with all Barber Dimes dated 1894-96, however, the fairly high prices for normal coins limit the premiums attached to either of these varieties.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/17/2019

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1896 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 45.00 70.00 100.00 110 120 125 135 185 200 225 335 450 585 1400 2000 10500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 700 - 3500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 160
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/3/2019 1896 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base165910522258-82816261791---160
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Total165910522258-82816261791---160
 1 %4 %3 %6 %6 %3 %1 %1 %1 %3 %5 %-5 %18 %10 %16 %11 %6 %1 %--- 
1896 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------------
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-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1----1
 -----------------100 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/3/2006 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 981 $14,950.00
3/20/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 79, 84/Lot# 321 $331.20
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2602 $1,092.50
6/22/2011 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3089, 3089/Lot# 1221 $460.00
12/8/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(1), 1162/Lot# 3394 $1,725.00
2/2/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1167/Lot# 3391 $1,035.00
7/11/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5620 $39.00
10/27/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98307 $8,225.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59811061431902512853203513754044265536638541192189527104157734076107888
66891181582102622963303593844114685897269661426216631925218743077020
0000002963303593844114685897269661426216631925218743000
00000030834036739441851062679010791660243836746279752000
1896 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base288118327236639540942343746358662067488210661252204824643984707773407610
4611521330337640041442844650459763874394311281517218729715015716574300
00000041442844650459763874394311281517218729715015716500
000000418432454545609656813100511901783232534776046725200
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 586
Owner: pulver set
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 463
Owner: tsevni2
 
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