Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1904 Dime is a common date thanks to a hefty mintage of over 14 million pieces.  Most examples are well struck and of the high quality normally associated with the Philadelphia Mint.  In some cases, dies were used beyond life expectancy, and some coins struck from those dies exhibit weakness on Liberty's upper lip, and the lettering and devices on the reverse have a mushy, rounded appearance.  Some examples show clashing, as well.  

The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census includes MS66 and better examples.  The best 1904 Dimes top out at MS67.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
14600357
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
301
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 35000 R-2.6 64 / 76 TIE 64 / 76 TIE
All Grades 750 R-5.5 49 / 76 TIE 49 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 35 / 76 TIE 35 / 76 TIE

Condition Census

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

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Heritage 2/2016:3810, $5,640

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

“Nicedimes” Collection

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2016:3809, $3,290 - Stewart Blay Collection

4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade