1916-S 10C Barber (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Dimes 1892-1916

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
4871
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
5,820,000
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 20,000 R-2.8 52 / 76 TIE 52 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 56 / 76 TIE 56 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 54 / 76 TIE 54 / 76 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 20,000
60 or Better 1,000
65 or Better 150
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-5.0
65 or Better R-7.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 52 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 56 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 54 / 76 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 52 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 56 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 54 / 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 12/2014:134, $4,113 - Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:16171, not sold - Heritage 8/2016:3649, $6,463

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

Heritage 5/2007:734, $1,725 - Heritage 5/2009:539, $2,070 - Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3980, $2,350 - Heritage 12/2015:4254, $823

4 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:955, $3,738 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30327, $3,525

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

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:134, $4,113 - Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:16171, not sold - Heritage 8/2016:3649, $6,463

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

Heritage 5/2007:734, $1,725 - Heritage 5/2009:539, $2,070 - Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3980, $2,350 - Heritage 12/2015:4254, $823

#4 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:955, $3,738 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30327, $3,525

#4 MS66+ PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Not since 1905 had the San Franciso Mint produced as many Barber Dimes as it did in 1916, then it followed up with over 10 million Mercury Dimes. The 1916-S Barber Dime is popular as the last year of its type, yet it is common enough to be very affordable. Consider this -- the mintage of the 1916-S Barber Dime is less than a third of that of the 1916 Barber Dime, yet it sells for the same price in most grades. Sounds like a good value.

The 1916-S Barber Dime is plentiful in MS63 and MS64, then the population drops off in MS65 and MS66, eventually hitting a stopping point at MS67, where only a couple are known. Some, high-grade examples have splotchy toning or negative eye appeal despite having nice surfaces, Coins with good eye appeal should command a premium.