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Coins Certified as of 1/23

My Coin #05835266

1902 10C MS67

CERTIFICATION#: 05835266
PCGS#: 4827

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1902, employees at the U.S. Mint at Phladelphia minted a record number of 21,380,000.  This was the largest Dime mintage since the denomination first appeared in 1796.  The record would only last until 1907, and it was only until the Mercury Dimes that such large mintages would become commonplace.

Despite the massive output, the 1902 Dimes is not as common as one might expect.  Several dates have much larger populations, according to PCGS.  For instance, PCGS has certified nearly six times as many 1892's as the 1902.  Other dates with larger populations include: 1895-O; 1898; 1906; 1911; and several others.

In Mint State, the 1902 Dime is most available in MS62 to MS64.  MS65 and MS66 examples are slightly less available, but sufficient numbers exist to keep collectors satisfied.  Finally, in MS67, the 1902 becomes a significant condition rarity.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 21,380,777 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 35,000 R-2.6 64 / 76 TIE 64 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 43 / 76 TIE 43 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 35 / 76 TIE 35 / 76 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:89, $5,875

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Nicedimes Collection

3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3928, $1,410

4 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade