Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,868,533
Catalog: KM-113
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.35 (8/25/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 10C MS obverse 1897 10C MS reverse


  
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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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/28/2015

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1897 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 4.00 5.50 8.00 14.00 35.00 65.00 73.00 85.00 100.00 120 135 160 235 360 635 1250 4850 - - -
$ 40.00 - 80.00 95.00 110 - - 180 260 400 775 1800 6750 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 452
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Grade
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6/4/1995 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1995 June Long Beach Sale #137, 137/Lot# 5313 $522.50
7/22/2007 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2397, 2397/Lot# 1282 $336.00
2/11/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 221, 227/Lot# 3357 $264.50
10/27/2010 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 9188 $207.00
9/4/2011 NGC MS 65   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 990 $776.25
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24439 $155.10
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7873 $258.50
5/11/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 187386 $121.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32456385115155179201244272311336354375409620115217252781520154115627
36517095128163186215253285319342361386479797134320773587527154830
000000186215253285319342361386479797134320773587527100
000000193229262298327348368397549974153424294394534100
1897 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11513120146355165367469571573579386591611101345184327543675556359221171020500
1201542884925856606817027227548178829811188151121473061430456837851146400
000000681702722754817882981118815112147306143045683785100
0000006887087287748418991045126716772450336849345802978100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1843
Owner: DLCCOIN
 
Grade: MS 63 PL
Points: 1345
Owner: physicsfan3.14
 
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