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Coins Certified as of 1/22

My Coin #21437514

1903-O 10C AU55

CERTIFICATION#: 21437514
PCGS#: 4831

Owner's Comments

A very attractive example particularly for an O mint dime. The toning is uniform on the obverse and reverse with shades of gold and rose and underlying luster and a very nice strike. Total PCGS AU population is 70 with 16 in AU 55 and 27 graded higher. The BCCS rating is R3.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: According to the PCGS Population Repor, the 1903-O Dime is slightly more plentiful than the 1903, but not nearly as common as the 1903-S.  Among Mint State 1903-O Dimes, collectors are most likely to encounter an MS64, though MS62 and MS63 examples are also common.  In MS66, the 1903-O Dime is a significant condition-rarity, and MS67 appears to be the highest onbtainable grade. 

The strike quality of the 1903-O is exceptional, nearly on par with the Philadelphia Mint issues, and far superior to the O-Mint products of previous decades (the horribly weak 1890-O Dollar comes to mind).  In high grades, eye appeal becomes a significant component of pricing, and beautifully toned examples will command large premiums.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 8,180,000 Weight: 2.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 7,500 R-3.5 31 / 76 TIE 31 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 34 / 76 TIE 34 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 14 / 76 TIE 14 / 76 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

U.S. Coins, sold privately in 4/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98295, $8,812.50

2 MS66+ PCGS grade Simpson Collection
2 MS66+ PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade