1902-S 10C MS67+ Certification #06666235, PCGS #4829

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
0
Pop Lower
213
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