Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 575,056
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.26 (10/17/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1896 S 10C MS obverse 1896 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

In a reaction to the million+ dimes coined at San Francisco the previous year, the production of 1896-S dimes fell to just half that figure. Examples are scarce in all grades, though there appears to be enough Mint State survivors to supply advanced collectors. Most are quite well struck, and a few of these are prooflike, a not unusual occurrence at the San Francisco Mint during the 1890s.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1896 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 135 235 310 370 475 575 590 620 700 835 1050 1110 1440 2600 3975 6400 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 3300 4800 7400 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 170
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
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 1896 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base124610917353-35147419126----166
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---------------1------1
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Total124610917353-35147420126----167
 7 %28 %6 %5 %10 %2 %3 %2 %-2 %3 %1 %2 %4 %2 %12 %7 %4 %---- 
1896 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1---3----4
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-----------------1----1
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Total-------------1---4----5
 -------------20 %---80 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/26/2000 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1326, 1326/Lot# 1091 $2,514.50
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 1707 $3,565.00
9/21/2009 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7406 $753.25
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12286 $4,112.50
1/13/2013 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131304/Lot# 20935 $135.13
2/17/2013 NGC Details G Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/17/2013, 62/Lot# 51076 $35.00
2/27/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3324 $3,818.75
4/22/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3907 $5,405.00
1/3/2016 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131602/Lot# 23205 $299.63
8/29/2018 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131836/Lot# 21209 $288.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 10C MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12717122031453974386096610671131122112781456161717992585299441236064101901053410887
1411872513896077828959991088116112401337150916772061272133704770743910304106510
000000895999108811611240133715091677206127213370477074391030400
0000009301033110911911259139615631738232328573746541788141041900
1896 10C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1151552012885026958069081005106611521206137715311707246428603952583698541019010534
128170230359566732840940102510941170126314281589195925963224458071759966103040
00000084094010251094117012631428158919592596322445807175996600
000000874972104511231188132014791648221127283588520885141007800
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Grade: G 4
Points: 155
Owner: Coin Trader
 
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