Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,130,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.23 (8/19/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1898 O 10C MS obverse 1898 O 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

New Orleans coined enough dimes this year that heavily worn examples are only slightly scarce. Mid-grade (F-XF) survivors are quite elusive, especially ones that haven't been badly cleaned. Mint State pieces are also few in number, and a high percentage are poorly struck. The coin illustrated is exceptional in being quite sharp.

An extremely minor repunched date variety is known, but this carries no premium.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1898 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 23.40 68.00 120 175 210 270 315 360 455 490 585 780 1090 1750 3500 7350 32000 55000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 4250 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 116
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 8/13/2019 1898 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-24726272245-561610161-1--116
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Total-24726272245-561610161-1--116
 -2 %3 %6 %22 %2 %6 %2 %2 %3 %4 %-4 %5 %14 %9 %14 %1 %-1 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
9/22/1999 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 1213, 1213/Lot# 1155 $49.05
10/9/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 108, 113/Lot# 634 $552.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1300 $1,150.00
1/8/2012 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/08/2012, 2/Lot# 32091 $101.30
10/18/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4033 $1,351.25
8/8/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21184 $135.13
3/6/2019 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131911/Lot# 23443 $204.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 10C MS O Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231632092683424344875396677478549211149134516712585314943196324105711092511287
136178228292372451504581693782876997121414531975277335394987773910689110450
00000050458169378287699712141453197527733539498777391068900
000000521624720818898107312791562228029613929565591551080700
1898 10C MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111471902483174044535026246998028651084127115832464300941416089102261057110925
123161209271346420469542649733823938114613751876264533864790746810341106890
00000046954264973382393811461375187626453386479074681034100
000000485583674767844101112081479217028273763543988471045600
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 802
Owner: pulver set
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 202
Owner: LARRY LIVELY
 
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