Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 735
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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1898 10C PF obverse 1898 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

As is true of all denominations of USA proof coins for 1898, the dimes of this date were made with particular care as to their depth of Cameo contrast. This is perhaps the ideal type coin for a collector seeking a proof that has it all.

This issue is relatively common in overall numbers, at least with respect to other proof Barber Dimes. What sets it apart most, however, is that Cameo pieces are more often seen for 1898 dimes than for any other in the series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/30/2019

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1898 10C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 330 375 465 635 925 1450 1900 3950 11750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1000 1625 2200 - -
1898 10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 545 685 1000 1600 2250 5250 15300 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1250 - 2600 8500 17500
1898 10C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 775 1500 - 3500 7150 17500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 4750 9500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 288
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1898 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-31525543433296--200
------------------1---1
----------------1-----1
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Total----------1-31525543533306--202
 ----------0 %-1 %7 %12 %27 %17 %16 %15 %3 %-- 
1898 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------13121415237--75
----------------1121--5
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Total-------------13121516258--80
 -------------1 %4 %15 %19 %20 %31 %10 %-- 
1898 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-2244--13
-------------------1--1
-----------------------
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Total--------------1-2245--14
 --------------7 %-14 %14 %29 %36 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/17/1999 NGC PF 62   Teletrade Auction 1237, 1237/Lot# 1273 $272.50
12/22/2013 NGC PF 66   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 783, 792/Lot# 840 $1,600.00
1/26/2014 NGC PF 67   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1064 $2,938.00
2/2/2014 PCGS PF 65   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 168317 $1,595.00
8/15/2014 PCGS PF 65   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3495, 6049/Lot# 20041 $1,175.00
4/22/2015 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3986 $1,292.50
5/12/2015 NGC PF 68   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98311 $8,812.50
8/13/2015 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10068 $11,750.00
2/4/2016 PCGS PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1232/Lot# 3814 $1,821.25
8/10/2016 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(1), 1238/Lot# 3654 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333332513865519301013120013751707219726143902613785159234
3333333862964416779581075125814861870233630434647693087550
0000003862964416779581075125814861870233630434647693000
00000031683414968049851138131715962034247534735392772200
1898 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333650070199010811271147721242767323844726473961610401
333333311439156779710201144134016932338292436495139752198780
000000311439156779710201144134016932338292436495139752100
000000322544563489410511208140819082553308140615806856800
1898 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333205320466874949108813151634208724013427551578398515
333333370243369602899995116414211785219227434123629080640
000000370243369602899995116414211785219227434123629000
00000031382824177389241042123915281936229630854819706400
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Grade: PF 68 CAMEO
Points: 6930
Owner: GAGE
 
Grade: PF 68 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 6473
Owner: Simpson
 
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