Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1892 Dime is the first date of the new type designed by Charles Barber.  As a result, many were saved by collectors as a novelty, so high grade examples are fairly plentiful today.  Nearly 1,000 examples have been certified in Mint State. most appearing in the MS63 and MS64 grade levels.  Even Gems are plentiful up to the MS67 level, where less than a dozen have been certified by PCGS.  A look at the PCGS Condition census for this date shows examples with some spectacularly colorful toning.

17.90 millimeters
Charles E. Barber
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 40000 R-2.6 64 / 76 TIE 64 / 76 TIE
All Grades 5000 R-4.0 76 / 76 76 / 76
60 or Better 1000 R-5.0 76 / 76 76 / 76

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade

Stewart Blay Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:3843, $4,700 - Heritage 7/2015:3080, $5,875

2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2015:149, $3,408

2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade