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.

PCGS #
4837
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
6855199
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
1
Pop Lower
343
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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
65 or Better 7500
All Grades 750
60 or Better 100
65 or Better R-3.5
All Grades R-5.5
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better 31 / 76 TIE
All Grades 49 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 35 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 31 / 76 TIE
All Grades 49 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 35 / 76 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:100, $6,756

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:100, $6,756

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