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: $1.24 (11/23/2017)
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: 12/19/2016

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1896 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.00 24.00 55.00 80.00 105 120 130 135 150 170 225 335 475 610 1450 2250 12000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 740 - 4100 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 143
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/15/1997 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0911, 911/Lot# 1259 $228.90
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2602 $1,092.50
1/5/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1151/Lot# 10131 $732.55
3/17/2011 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 567, 574/Lot# 7920 $805.00
7/22/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131231/Lot# 28858 $115.00
7/11/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5620 $39.00
10/28/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98356 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59811061431902512853203513754044265536638541192189527104157734076107888
66891181582102622963303593844114685897269661426216631925218743077020
0000002963303593844114685897269661426216631925218743000
00000030834036739441851062679010791660243836746279752000
1896 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5472981311752302622953233453753955156208021124179925853984707773407610
60801091451932402733043303553814355506809091349206130515015716474300
0000002733043303553814355506809091349206130515015716400
00000028431333736538847558574110161574232335176046725200
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Grade: VG 10
Points: 98
Owner: Cellgazer
 
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