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1916 10C Barber (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Dimes 1892-1916

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
4870
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
18,490,000
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 50,000 R-2.5 76 / 76 76 / 76
60 or Better 4,000 R-4.2 74 / 76 TIE 74 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 72 / 76 72 / 76
Survival Estimate
All Grades 50,000
60 or Better 4,000
65 or Better 500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.5
60 or Better R-4.2
65 or Better R-6.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 76 / 76
60 or Better 74 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 72 / 76
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 76 / 76
60 or Better 74 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 72 / 76

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 +PCGS grade PCGS #4870 (MS)     67+

Simpson collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #4870 (MS)     67
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
7 MS66+ PCGS grade
7 MS66+ PCGS grade
7 MS66+ PCGS grade
7 MS66+ PCGS grade
PCGS #4870 (MS)     67+ #1 MS67 +PCGS grade

Simpson collection

PCGS #4870 (MS)     67 #2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#7 MS66+ PCGS grade
#7 MS66+ PCGS grade
#7 MS66+ PCGS grade
#7 MS66+ PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1916 was the last year of the Barber Dime design. The mintage of 18,400,000 coins was large even by Barber Dime standards, but the Mint went on to produce more than 22 million examples of the new "Mercury" design -- later in the same year. Not surprsingly, the 1916 Barber Dime is a very common coin and it is an excellent value for the collector of type coins. Mint State examples are very plentiful; in fact, the 1916 Dime enjoys the second largest population of certified Barber Dimes (only the 1892 has a larger population). PCGS has certified hundreds of 1916 Dimes in Mint State, mostly in MS63 to MS65. Collectors can choose from more than four dozen certified MS66 examples. Only in MS67 does the 1916 Dime become truly rare.

Look for 1916 dimes that are well-struck and original in appearance. High-grade examples should be fully lustrous and either blast white or attractively toned.