1902-S 10C AU58 Certification #29473263, PCGS #4829

Owner's Comments

The second purchase form the Sunnyside collection, this is a creamy white example, and well struck. Total PCGS AU population is 28 with only 11 in AU 58. The BCCS rating is R1.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Of the Dimes produced in 1902, the 1902-S is about midway between the 1902 and the 1902-O in terms of rarity.  This gives collectors more opportunities to find nice, high-grade examples.  For instance, the 1902-O Dime is extremely rare in MS66, but the 1902-S is not.  For collectors who want only the very best, at least one MS67 1902-S Dime exists, whereas there are none of the 1902-O.

The strike quality of the 1902-S Dime is excellent.  Luster ranges from brilliant to frosty, with an occasional prooflike example.  Die striations (polishing lines left in the dies) show up from time to time on 1902-S Dimes.  Some examples have toned very nicely and present exceptional eye appeal (see the image of the PCGS MS67+ above).

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
2070000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
79
Pop Lower
110
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 3500 R-4.3 19 / 76 TIE 19 / 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 MS67+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:91, $21,150

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade