Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,868,533
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.70 (11/24/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1897 10C MS obverse 1897 10C MS reverse
Expand All    Collapse All

Description & Analysis

As the American economy began its recovery from the depression of 1893-96, dime mintages rose at all three mints. Philadelphia struck more than five times as many pieces in 1897 as it had the previous year.

This many coins meant a far greater number of dies, and one result was the creation of at least five repunched date varieties. Some of these are quite minor, but the better ones are recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

This issue is fairly plentiful in Mint State, with enough gems available to satisfy the upper end of the market. Many will show signs of die erosion, but the pool of survivors is large enough that collectors can find a sharp example with some patience.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/13/2019

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1897 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.00 5.00 15.00 25.00 45.00 65.00 80.00 95.00 100.00 125 140 165 175 250 500 935 3000 11500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 150 220 400 775 1050 7500 -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 496
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/17/2020 1897 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1443826841744-34808311350267---494
------------------21--3
---------------1------1
-----------------------
Total1443826841744-348083114502691--498
 0%1%1%1%2%0%1%2%1%3%9%-7%16%17%23%10%5%2%0%-- 
1897 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------11-------2
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-------------11-------2
 -------------50%50%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12162459106201220295336381426456484500676815141018953703568462186789
131936751382072453093513964364654895597221013157224984363586264087128
0000002453093513964364654895597221013157224984363586200
0000002703223664114464754956177691212173331005024604000
1897 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6121659102183230272304351395423450463563725120616443303546659866541
8133073129199244283320366404432454496617885135221974024563961716868
000000244283320366404432454496617885135221974024563900
0000002582933353804144414595306711046149827504745581300
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 63
Points: 563
Owner: DennisG
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 450
Owner: Clay
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The auction prices realized listed in the NGC Auction Central are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. The auction data listed by NGC may occasionally contain typographical or input errors that can result in incorrect prices realized appearing on the NGC website. Therefore, the prices realized listed in NGC Auction Central are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and facts that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and – when appropriate – expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Auction Central. By using the NGC Auction Central, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the NGC Auction Central.