Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1906-S Dime is semi-scarce and carries the biggest premium of any 1906-dated Dime.  Nonetheless, collectors should have no problem finding a Mint State example since many dozens have been certified by PCGS in MS63 and better grades.  Numerous Gem and Superb examples exist.  The best ones top out at MS67.  Virtually all of the highest-grade examples are toned to some degree, often in colors ranging from subtle to dazzling.  Because the strike on the 1906-S Dime is usually strong, the biggest dilemma facing collectors is finding the most visually appealing example for the grade.

PCGS #
4841
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
3136640
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
9
Pop Lower
155
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 8000 R-3.4 34 / 76 TIE 34 / 76 TIE
All Grades 300 R-6.4 24 / 76 TIE 24 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 35 / 76 TIE 35 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 8000
All Grades 300
60 or Better 100
65 or Better R-3.4
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better 34 / 76 TIE
All Grades 24 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 35 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 34 / 76 TIE
All Grades 24 / 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

Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:4999, $7,637.50 - Heritage 1/2016:3803, $3,290

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Southwest Collection - Heritage 2/2008:180, $19,550 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2271, $16,100

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7083, $14,950

4 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:3356, $2,645

4 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Northern Bay Collection - Stack's 3/2006:4439, $10,350 - Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 8/2015:3703, $1,762.50 - Heritage 12/2015:4250, $1,292.50

 
	MS67 PCGS grade 
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:4999, $7,637.50 - Heritage 1/2016:3803, $3,290

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Southwest Collection - Heritage 2/2008:180, $19,550 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2271, $16,100

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7083, $14,950

MS66+ PCGS grade #4 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:3356, $2,645

MS66+ PCGS grade #4 MS66+ PCGS grade

Northern Bay Collection - Stack's 3/2006:4439, $10,350 - Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 8/2015:3703, $1,762.50 - Heritage 12/2015:4250, $1,292.50