Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1893/2 10C was discovered by Walter Breen in February 1961, who noted the variety on both business strikes and Proofs.  PCGS continues to recognize this variety, while others do not, nor is it listed in the Cherry-Pickers Guide. 

The undertype appears to show the diagonal bar and the lower base of a 2 behind the 3.  Some claim this is merely a repunched 3.

In terms of rarity, the "overdate" has the lowest population of any of the coins in the Barber series.  It is scarce to rare in Mint State, with most examples appearing in MS64.  A small group of PGGS MS65 and MS66 examples exist, with none finer.

The price record for this variety was set in 2006, when a PCGS MS66 example owned by Dr. Steven Duckor sold for $11,500.

PCGS #
4799
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
3340000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
51
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 500 R-6.0 2 / 76 2 / 76
All Grades 75 R-8.2 2 / 76 TIE 2 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 6 / 76 TIE 6 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 500
All Grades 75
60 or Better 30
65 or Better R-6.0
All Grades R-8.2
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better 2 / 76
All Grades 2 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 76
All Grades 2 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 76 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:61, $5,875

1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2004:5660 - David Lawrence Rare Coins, sold privately in 4/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98303, $8,225

1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

David Lawrence 2/2010:203, $10,235

1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:61, $5,875

MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2004:5660 - David Lawrence Rare Coins, sold privately in 4/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98303, $8,225

MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade

David Lawrence 2/2010:203, $10,235

MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade