Owner's Comments

This coin has all the looks of a truly original album coin, including the hint of a thumb print from a former owner. Cobalt blue toning at the obverse rims and a much more colorful reverse. It also has a satiny appearance that makes it quite attractive. Total PGCS AU population is 229 with 128 in AU 58. The BCCS rating is R1.

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.

PCGS #
4796
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
12120000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
1517
Pop Lower
231
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census Learn More

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
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade

Stewart Blay Collection

MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade

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

MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade

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

MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade