Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 731
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.27 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1897 10C PF obverse 1897 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The superior quality of U. S. Mint proofs that began in 1896 carried into this year, and some degree of Cameo contrast is more the norm than the exception for 1897 proofs. On richly toned coins, however, this may not be evident. Ultra Cameo pieces are rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1897 10C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 330 375 465 645 925 1450 1900 3900 11500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1050 1625 2200 5300 -
1897 10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 700 1050 1600 2200 5400 14500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1250 - 2550 7050 -
1897 10C PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2300 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 235
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 10/8/2019 1897 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1-461519443434144--175
------------------2---2
---------------1------1
-----------------------
Total---------1-461519453434164--178
 ---------1 %-2 %3 %8 %11 %25 %19 %19 %9 %2 %-- 
1897 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------21101116153--58
------------------61--7
---------------11-1---3
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Total-------------21111216224--68
 -------------3 %1 %16 %18 %24 %32 %6 %-- 
1897 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------11----2
-------------------1--1
-----------------------
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Total----------------11-1--3
 ----------------33 %33 %-33 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/11/2000 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2000 February Long Beach Sale #222, 222/Lot# 5519 $2,185.00
2/24/2003 PCGS PF 67   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 342 $3,450.00
11/8/2007 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 193, 199/Lot# 5078 $518.65
2/13/2011 PCGS PF 62   Cameo Teletrade Auction 3013, 3013/Lot# 1309 $632.50
5/5/2013 PCGS PF 70   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/05/2013, 73/Lot# 112403 $3,410.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1774 $7,050.00
12/5/2013 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4578 $2,115.00
7/11/2014 PCGS PF 63   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5621 $434.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6336576827077317587858138408709009301016111013931753219725853952600785159234
6416656907157407677948228508809109591047120415131901232630414637684387550
0000007948228508809109591047120415131901232630414637684300
0000008048318608909209871079129916332049245634965322767900
1897 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base695719745772798826854884915945977101011011201147218472643286741416370961610401
70372875478180783586489492595698810401134129115972112271832924884745298780
00000086489492595698810401134129115972112271832924884745200
00000087490593596699910711168138217222378279237165627853400
1897 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base593615637661684711735762789817846874949108813271634208724013406546678398515
600622645669693719744771798827855899995116814291785219227364093625780640
000000744771798827855899995116814291785219227364093625700
0000007537808088368659241042124715321936229630714779704800
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Grade: PF 68 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 7452
Owner: Simpson
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 2401
Owner: Toxikon Coin
 
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