Owner's Comments

This was the last coin to be located for this set, and is an excellent example. Cartwheel luster with shades of orange at the rims and splashes of sea green irridescence throughout. A great strike makes this coin even more attractive. The reverse has a touch more white at the center. Total PCGS AU population is 41 with 26 in AU 58. The BCCS rating is R1.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1902, employees at the U.S. Mint at Phladelphia minted a record number of 21,380,000.  This was the largest Dime mintage since the denomination first appeared in 1796.  The record would only last until 1907, and it was only until the Mercury Dimes that such large mintages would become commonplace.

Despite the massive output, the 1902 Dimes is not as common as one might expect.  Several dates have much larger populations, according to PCGS.  For instance, PCGS has certified nearly six times as many 1892's as the 1902.  Other dates with larger populations include: 1895-O; 1898; 1906; 1911; and several others.

In Mint State, the 1902 Dime is most available in MS62 to MS64.  MS65 and MS66 examples are slightly less available, but sufficient numbers exist to keep collectors satisfied.  Finally, in MS67, the 1902 becomes a significant condition rarity.

PCGS #
4827
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
21380777
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
238
Pop Lower
90
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 35000 R-2.6 64 / 76 TIE 64 / 76 TIE
All Grades 500 R-6.0 43 / 76 TIE 43 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 35 / 76 TIE 35 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 35000
All Grades 500
60 or Better 100
65 or Better R-2.6
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better 64 / 76 TIE
All Grades 43 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 35 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 64 / 76 TIE
All Grades 43 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 35 / 76 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:89, $5,875 - Heritage 1/2016:3799, $5,170 (cert-matched) - “Frog Run Farm” Collection - Stack's/Bowers 11/2017:1360, $4,080

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Nicedimes Collection

3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3928, $1,410

4 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:89, $5,875 - Heritage 1/2016:3799, $5,170 (cert-matched) - “Frog Run Farm” Collection - Stack's/Bowers 11/2017:1360, $4,080

MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Nicedimes Collection

MS66+ PCGS grade #3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3928, $1,410

MS66+ PCGS grade #4 MS66+ PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade