1902 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Dimes 1892-1916

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
4827
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
21,380,777
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 35,000
60 or Better 500
65 or Better 100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.6
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 64 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 43 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 35 / 76 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 64 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 43 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 35 / 76 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:89, $5,875 - Heritage 1/2016:3799, $5,170 (cert-matched) - “Frog Run Farm” Collection - Stack's/Bowers 11/2017:1360, $4,080

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS66+ 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
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:89, $5,875 - Heritage 1/2016:3799, $5,170 (cert-matched) - “Frog Run Farm” Collection - Stack's/Bowers 11/2017:1360, $4,080

MS66+ PCGS grade #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
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
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.