1903-O 10C MS64 Certification #20186683, PCGS #4831

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

According to the PCGS Population Repor, the 1903-O Dime is slightly more plentiful than the 1903, but not nearly as common as the 1903-S.  Among Mint State 1903-O Dimes, collectors are most likely to encounter an MS64, though MS62 and MS63 examples are also common.  In MS66, the 1903-O Dime is a significant condition-rarity, and MS67 appears to be the highest onbtainable grade. 

The strike quality of the 1903-O is exceptional, nearly on par with the Philadelphia Mint issues, and far superior to the O-Mint products of previous decades (the horribly weak 1890-O Dollar comes to mind).  In high grades, eye appeal becomes a significant component of pricing, and beautifully toned examples will command large premiums.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
8180000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
23
Pop Lower
244
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 7500 R-3.5 31 / 76 TIE 31 / 76 TIE
All Grades 400 R-6.2 34 / 76 TIE 34 / 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

U.S. Coins, sold privately in 4/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98295, $8,813 - Heritage 4/2016:4585, $12,925 - Heritage 11/2016:5203, not sold

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:93, $7,638 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20037, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:16164, $6,463

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

U.S. Coins, sold privately in 4/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98295, $8,813 - Heritage 4/2016:4585, $12,925 - Heritage 11/2016:5203, not sold

4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade