1903-S 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 #:
4832
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
613,300
Mint:
San Francisco
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 5,000 R-4.0 25 / 76 TIE 25 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 12 / 76 TIE 12 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 23 / 76 TIE 23 / 76 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,000
60 or Better 200
65 or Better 60
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better R-8.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 25 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 23 / 76 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 25 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 23 / 76 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:94, $17,037.50

1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2005:6286 -  Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3934, $6,462.50

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:94, $17,037.50

#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2005:6286 -  Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3934, $6,462.50

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Though the 1903-S Dime has the smallest mintage -- by far -- of any of the 1903 Dimes (Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco), more 1903-S Dimes have been certified by PCGS than either the 1903 or the 1903-O. This may not be indicative of relative rarity, but may simply be a reflection of the higher value of the 1903-S.

Numerous, high-grade examples of the 1903-S Dime have survived, usually in MS64. At the Gem level, MS65 and MS66 examples appear to have survived in relatively equal numbers. The best example is a PCGS MS67, formerly of the Bob Simpson Collection, which ranks as one of the finest (if not THE finest) Barber Dime collections ever assembled.

The strike quality of the 1903-S Dime is excellent. Luster ranges from prooflike to a hard brilliance to a soft, creamy surface.