1905-S 10C AU58 Certification #20877970, PCGS #4837

Owner's Comments

Dark bronze toning, with the slightest shades of rose and blue on the high points, and a strike that is amazing. This coin has been put away for a very long time. Total PCGS AU population of 49 with 24 in AU58. The BCCS rating is R2.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1905-S Dime is semi-scarce and usually fetches a small premium in lower grades and up to a 100% premium in higher grades.  Ample Mint State examples exist to satisfy collectors demand.  Several dozen examples are known in MS64, with a small amount in MS63, and even smaller amounts in MS62 and MS65.  Gems are rare.  The Top Ten examples (per the PCGS Condition Census) range from MS66 to MS67.

The strike quality of this date is generally strong.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
6855199
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
189
Pop Lower
114
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 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

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1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade