1905-O 10C MS67+ Certification #06666242, PCGS #4836

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1905-O Dime is semi-scarce and commands a nice premium in most grades.  One of the more interesting 1905-O Die varieties has a "micro" mintmark which is substantially smaller than normal (see the attribution image above).  It is possible to cherry-pick this variety, but the chances are lessened because it has been well-publicized for years.  High-grade 1905-O Dimes are fairly plentiful in MS63 and MS64, then the populations drop off slightly in MS65 and MS66.  In MS67, the population drops substantially and none are known finer.  The strike quality of this date varies -- some examples show weakness on Liberty's mouth and on the E of ONE and the ME of DIME; others are well-struck.  

 

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
3400000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
268
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 400 R-6.2 34 / 76 TIE 34 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 125 R-7.7 50 / 76 TIE 50 / 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 12/2014:98, $8,519 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20039, not sold

2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3939, $8,812.50 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20038, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:13044, $7,050

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade