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SERIES: Barber Dimes 1892-1916
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1893/2 10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
4799
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
2.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
3,340,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$17,250 • NGC PR61 • 3-6-2005 • David Lawrence RC
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 500 R-6.0 2 / 76 2 / 76
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 2 / 76 TIE 2 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 6 / 76 TIE 6 / 76 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

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

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

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

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
9 MS64 PCGS grade  
9 MS64 PCGS grade  

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.