1906-D 10C AU55 Certification #60021897, PCGS #4839

Owner's Comments

The first year of the Barber dime from the Denver mint and what an example to have in the set. The toning is amazing, with gold shading to apricot. This date/mint combination is suprisingly difficult in higher grades. Total PCGS AU population is only 26 with 8 in AU 55 and another 8 in AU58. The BCCS rating is R2.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1906, the Denver Mint came on line and began producing coins.  Among the denominations produced in that first year were Dimes, Quarter Dollars, Half Dollars, Half Eagles, Eagles, and Double Eagles.  Among this list, the Dime enjoyed the largest mintage, perhaps because it was the smallest coins and easiest to produce.  Next came the Half Dollar, whose mintage was only slightly less than that of the Dime.  After that, mintages dropped off substantially on the remaining denominations.  

The 1906-D Dime has a healthy mintage but it is still a semi-scarce date.  In typical fashion, the most common grades are MS63 and MS64.  Gems can be had for a price, but MS67 and better examples are rare and expensive.  The two best examples are the colorful PCGS MS67's illustrated above.

17.90 millimeters
Charles E. Barber
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 10000 R-3.0 39 / 76 TIE 39 / 76 TIE
All Grades 500 R-6.0 43 / 76 TIE 43 / 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 #4839 (MS) 67+

Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:102, $14,688 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20040, not sold

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4190, $11,750 - Heritage 4/2015:4998, $11,750 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2016:2058, not sold

3 MS67 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4839 (MS) 67

Heritage 12/2011:3398 (as PCGS MS67 20692727), $23,000 - Stewart Blay Collection

3 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade