1903 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Dimes 1892-1916

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
4830
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
19,500,000
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

Heritage 4/2006:435 - Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3932, $7,050

1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:92, $1,586

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

Heritage 4/2006:435 - Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3932, $7,050

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

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:92, $1,586

#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:

1903 saw a continuation of massive mintages of Dimes, particularly at Philadelphia where mint machinery cranked out 19.5 million of the small silver coins. This was more than the mintages of the Quarter Dollar, Half Dollar, and Dollar - combined. Thus, 1903 Dimes are very common in all grades and offer a good option for type buyers. In Mint State, the majority of the population ranges from MS62 to MS64. Gems are similarly plentiful and the 1903 Dime becomes super-rare only in MS67.

The strike quality for this date is excellent, so collectors should seek out (and be prepared to pay a premium for) coins with exceptional eye appeal and color.