Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1905 Dime boasts a relatively large mintage, marking it as a "common" date, and it is, in fact, common in circulated grades. However, in Mint State, the population is on par with the 1905-S, which has a mintage of less than half that of the 1905 and which sells for twice the price. This indicates that the 1905 is an excellent value at current prices. 

This date comes well struck.  Luster on the 1905 Dime is usually of the frosty kind.  Eye appeal at the high end is often spectacular, especially on some of the colorfully toned Gems.  Superb (MS67) examples are rare but not unobtainable; they represent an excellent buying option for type collectors.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
14551623
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
1
Pop Lower
337
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 PCGS #4835 (MS)     67

Simpson Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #4835 (MS)     67
1 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #4835 (MS)     66