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1902-O 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Dimes 1892-1916

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
4828
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
4,500,000
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 16 / 76 TIE 16 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 8 / 76 TIE 8 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 4 / 76 TIE 4 / 76 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,000
60 or Better 150
65 or Better 25
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-7.5
65 or Better R-9.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 76 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 16 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 76 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:90, $9,400 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20036, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 2/2016:105, $8,813

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS estimated grade
4 MS66 estimated grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:90, $9,400 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20036, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 2/2016:105, $8,813

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS estimated grade
#4 MS66 estimated grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1902-O Dime has a seemingly large mintage of exactly 4.5 million coins, but they were either ignored by collectors or the coins had a hard time getting from New Orleans to the collectors in the North. As a result, high-grade examples can be pricey. In most circulated grades, the 1902-O Dime commands only a small premium, but in AU and better grades the price jumps quickly. Mint State examples are scarce but not rare. The most frequently-seen Mint State grade is MS64. Gems are very rare and anything above MS66 is nearly impossible to find.

The best example of a 1902-O Dime (and a colorful one, to boot) is the NGC MS67 from the John Jay Pittman and Eugnene Gardner collections. Coincidentally, that piece has the record price of $12,650 for the date.