Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1909 Dime has a fairly hefty mintage of over 10 million coins.  Thus, it is easy and inexpensive to obtain in most grades.  Mint State examples are very plentiful, with hundreds of examples available in a range of grades from MS62 to MS65.  The PCGS CoinFacts Conditin Census starts with MS66 examples and tops out at MS67.  The three MS67's illustrated above present in different ways; each has color in varying formats.  The price record for this date is held by a PCGS MS66 (interestingly, two of the PCGS MS67's sold subsequently for a price no more than a third of the record).

 

 

 

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
10240000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
470
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 25000 R-2.7 56 / 76 TIE 56 / 76 TIE
All Grades 1000 R-5.0 56 / 76 TIE 56 / 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 12/2014:113, not sold - Heritage 1/2016:3810, $3,055

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Steven Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2006:1022 - Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3956, $4,230 - Heritage 12/2015:3114, $3,525

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Stewart Blay Collection

4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

“Illini” (Michael J. Kittle) Collection

4 MS66 PCGS grade