1904-S 10C AU58 Certification #24104152, PCGS #4834

Owner's Comments

Subtle blue/green toning and attractive luster over relatively unmarked surfaces on this key date coin. This spot was previously occupied by an XF-45 coin for a long time before finding this example, which was found at the same fifty table show as the 97-O in this set. Total PCGS AU population is 33 with 7 in AU58. The BCCS rating is R4.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1904-S Dime is scarce because of its low mintage of 800,000 pieces.  The PCGS Population Report shows substantially more 1904-S Dimes than the larger-mintage 1904's, but that is because of the higher value of the 1904-S in most grades.  Balance is restored, however, in Mint State, where the 1904-S is much less common that the 1904.  The usual 1904-S grades from MS62 to MS64.  Gems are very scarce, with only small numbers of MS65 and MS66 examples known to exist.  Two of the best examples were from the Eliasberg Collection (now in a PCGS MS66+ holder) and the Bob R. Simpson Collection (also in a PCGS MS66+ holder).

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
800000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
74
Pop Lower
279
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 4000 R-4.2 23 / 76 TIE 23 / 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
2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Heritage 1/2016:3800, $6,462.50 - Heritage 7/2016:3810, $5,875

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:3083, $10,116.75

4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade