1908-O 10C AU55 Certification #16392890, PCGS #4848

Owner's Comments

The 1908-O is nearly impossible to find. The experts tell us the coin comes softly struck and this example falls into that category. A white coin and certainly "dipped" but still an acceptable example. Total PCGS AU population is 10 with 5 in AU55 and 2 graded higher. The BCCS rating is R4.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1908-O Dime has the smallest mintage of the year, but it is the third rarest of the four Dimes of this year (the others being the 1908-P, 1908-D, 1908-S).  Fortunately, this date comes nice and the strike is usually above-average to strong.  In an unusual twist, the 1908-O is as easy to find in MS65 condition as it is in MS63 and MS64.  Superb examples include roughly half a dozen MS67's.  This date is one of the best values in the series.

17.90 millimeters
Charles E. Barber
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
Pop Higher
Pop Lower
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 10000 R-3.0 39 / 76 TIE 39 / 76 TIE
All Grades 400 R-6.2 34 / 76 TIE 34 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 54 / 76 TIE 54 / 76 TIE

Condition Census

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

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:111, not sold - Heritage 1/2016:3808, $3,525 - Heritage 5/2016:25061, $3,878 - Charlie56 Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 8/2006:766, $6210 - Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3954, $3,055

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 1/2016:1424, $6,580

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade