1902-O 10C MS66+ Certification #06666234, PCGS #4828

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.

17.90 millimeters
Charles E. Barber
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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