Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 666,000
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 (7/10/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1897 O 10C MS obverse 1897 O 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage well under one million pieces, the 1897-O is moderately scarce across all grades. Mint State survivors are elusive, but only gems are truly rare. Most are well struck by New Orleans Mint standards but, like the coin illustrated, will reveal some incomplete areas of the design.

A repunched mintmark variety is known, and repunched dates are rumored but remain unconfirmed. Given the already high prices for this issue, such varieties will carry only a modest premium and attract little interest from collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/3/2020

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1897 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 97.00 245 340 420 495 585 635 810 975 1115 1210 1250 1500 2500 4100 5900 10950 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1350 1850 3000 5750 7250 21500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 173
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
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 1897 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1636201523721-36-38416931---173
------------------1---1
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Total1636201523721-36-384161032---175
 9%21%11%9%13%4%1%1%-2%3%-2%5%2%9%6%2%1%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 O 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base348386764948108412001278132613911600177418571976202922332885364245026341110371190612825
36151282599311231226129413481461165818021897199420972450313739295115790611327122120
00000012941348146116581802189719942097245031373929511579061132700
00000013101369153017161829193620112165266833904215572894721161600
1897 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base201357715891102111311200125213151515168317621878192821242754348643196105106811152912427
25347677493410581154121712731382157117091801189519932334299837644914763010964118280
00000012171273138215711709180118951993233429983764491476301096400
00000012351294144816271736183919112059254432424041551091561124600
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1683
Owner: pulver set
 
Grade: G 6
Points: 357
Owner: The Wilson Collection
 
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