1901-O 10C MS66+ Certification #06666231, PCGS #4825

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1901-O Dime is not a particularly rare coin, but it definitely commands a premium in most grades when compared to the normal Barber Dime "type."  Mint State examples are fairly plentiful and appear most often in the grades of MS63 and MS64.  The best examples are MS66, with one or two finer.

The strike on the 1901-O Dime is generally good, though weakness can be seen sometimes on STATES and OF on the obverse (either the entire words or a few letters in each word).  The reason for this is unknown, as the same coin will show strong details in the wreath on the opposite side of the coin.  Perhaps the obverse die face was slightly out of parallel with the reverse die face.

In any event, this is a great date in a very popular series.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
5620000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
1
Pop Lower
213
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 3000 R-4.4 16 / 76 TIE 16 / 76 TIE
All Grades 200 R-7.0 12 / 76 TIE 12 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 14 / 76 TIE 14 / 76 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:87, $4,583 - Srotag Barber Dimes

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

“Laxdive” Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

“MarvinkGibbs” Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2007:2945, $5,750 - Heritage 8/2011:3630 - Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3927, $3,700.07 - Heritage 12/2015:4248, $1,997.50