The 1893 Barber dimes have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1893 Dime

Specifications

Type: Barber Dime
Year: 1893
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .07234 oz.
Total Weight: 2.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.20

The US minted the 1893 dime with no mint mark and also the 1893 O dime and 1893 S dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1893 Philadelphia 3,340,000
1893 O New Orleans 1,760,000
1893 S San Francisco 2,491,401

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.20 as of December 09, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.57 per ounce.

The 1893 dime with no mint mark is worth around $8 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $30 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $45. In uncirculated condition the value is around $150 with a grade of MS 60. The price can reach $250 with a grade of MS 63.

The 1893 O dime is worth around $30 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $150 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $190. In uncirculated condition the value is around $325 with a grade of MS 60. The price can reach $500 with a grade of MS 63.

The 1893 S dime is worth around $15 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $60 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $90. In uncirculated condition the value is around $325 with a grade of MS 60. The price can reach $550 with a grade of MS 63.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are valued at around $500 each in PR 63 condition. There were only 792 proof coins minted but mostly all of them were saved by collectors so the value isn't as high as you might expect.

3 Over 2 Error Coins

There is an error variety for the 1893 dime with no mint mark. It's an overlap error where the number 3 is minted over the number 2. These error coins are valuable, especially in uncirculated condition.

In good condition the value is around $140. In very fine condition the value is around $250, and in extremely fine condition the value is around $350. In uncirculated condition the value is around $1,350 with a grade of MS 60. The price can reach $1,800 with a grade of MS 63.

Grading System

Good- The date and the letters are visible but plain. The word "LIBERTY" on Liberty's headband has been completely worn off.

Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" on Liberty's headband is visible but plain.

Extremely fine- The word "LIBERTY" on Liberty's headband is sharp. The edges on Liberty's headband are distinct.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

PR 63 proof- This coin has reflective surfaces and only a few blemishes away from the major focal points. There are no major flaws.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1894 Dime
1892 Dime