1902-O 10C AU58 Certification #32644211, PCGS #4828

Owner's Comments

An unusual blend of color on this well struck coin make it a real challenge to image. In addition it's tough to locate. Total PCGS AU population is 30 with 10 in AU 58. The BCCS rating is R4.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1902-O Dime has a seemingly large mintage of exactly 4.5 million coins, but they were either ignored by collectors or the coins had a hard time getting from New Orleans to the collectors in the North.  As a result, high-grade examples can be pricey.  In most circulated grades, the 1902-O Dime commands only a small premium, but in AU and better grades the price jumps quickly.  Mint State examples are scarce but not rare.  The most frequently-seen Mint State grade is MS64.  Gems are very rare and anything above MS66 is nearly impossible to find. 

The best example of a 1902-O Dime (and a colorful one, to boot) is the NGC MS67 from the John Jay Pittman and Eugnene Gardner collections.  Coincidentally, that piece has the record price of $12,650 for the date.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
4500000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
73
Pop Lower
96
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 150 R-7.5 8 / 76 TIE 8 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 4 / 76 TIE 4 / 76 TIE

Condition Census

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

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:90, $9,400 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20036, not sold

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS estimated grade
4 MS66 estimated grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade