1903-O 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Dimes 1892-1916

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
4831
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
8,180,000
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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

Condition Census What Is This?

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

U.S. Coins, sold privately in 4/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98295, $8,813 - Heritage 4/2016:4585, $12,925 - Heritage 11/2016:5203, not sold

2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:93, $7,638 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20037, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:16164, $6,463

2 MS66+ PCGS grade

U.S. Coins, sold privately in 4/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98295, $8,813 - Heritage 4/2016:4585, $12,925 - Heritage 11/2016:5203, not sold

4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

U.S. Coins, sold privately in 4/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98295, $8,813 - Heritage 4/2016:4585, $12,925 - Heritage 11/2016:5203, not sold

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:93, $7,638 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20037, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:16164, $6,463

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade

U.S. Coins, sold privately in 4/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98295, $8,813 - Heritage 4/2016:4585, $12,925 - Heritage 11/2016:5203, not sold

#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #8 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
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.