Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 610,000
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 (7/9/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1896 O 10C MS obverse 1896 O 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The production of dimes at New Orleans rose only modestly from the previous year, as the country was still gripped by economic depression.

This issue typically is available in the lower circulated grades, but anything Very Fine or higher is quite scarce and eagerly sought. Mint State survivors are few, though the NGC Census suggests that a higher than expected percentage are gems.

Though not as poorly struck as some O-Mint coins, fully struck examples are the exception. The piece illustrated, for example, has an incompletely formed date.

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Last Updated: 7/3/2020

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1896 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 120 215 325 475 800 900 1000 1100 1150 1250 1500 2400 2650 4500 8575 12500 25500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 5000 9000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 175
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
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: 7/7/2020 1896 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1249211724774223-2339622---175
-----------------1----1
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Total1249211724774223-2339632---176
 7%28%12%10%14%4%4%2%1%1%2%-1%2%2%5%3%2%1%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 O 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2983814775887218741042119213011371146915311786200823813386415755827984129731338413805
325413514632772930109212281324140314891616186021322716364346326382964713110135240
00000010921228132414031489161618602132271636434632638296471311000
000000114212641347143615101701193422563051390051077183113101324700
1896 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base220423653865110315051552160917071799184319282124269928343730487656566886125711297313384
28850072494412371521157116421738181418711993231627443133411251366066878112705131100
00000015711642173818141871199323162744313341125136606687811270500
000000159016741768182819002059250727893431449453966476106761283900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 6886
Owner: Srotag
 
Grade: VF 35
Points: 1103
Owner: JOSEPH CAS
 
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