1909-D 10C AU58 Certification #03698067, PCGS #4851

Owner's Comments

I don't know Tom Casey, but in reviewing the provenance of this set, Tom's name, or his set TCP III, appear nearly often as David Feigenbaum and Mike Hayes. This is a great example of a coin that is very difficult to locate in this condition. Shades of gold and toast accented by mint luster in the fields. Total PCGS AU population is 31 with 14 in AU58. The BCCS rating is R4.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1909-D Dime has the smallest mintage of any of the Dimes produced in 1909, and the smallest mintage (under 1 million coins) since 1904.  In most grades, the 1909-D Dime fetches a nice premium, but this may be an overreaction to the mintage since the 1909-D is no more rare than the other Mints of the year (based on the number of certified examples).  For instance, the 1909-O has a smaller number of certified Mint State examples than the 1909-DS, yet it is almost invariably priced lower then the 1909-D.  It should be the other way around.

Finding a nice, Mint State 1909-D Dime should be accomplished easiy.  MS64 is the most frequently-seen grade, bracketed by equal amounts in MS63 and MS65.  Gems are rare, especially in the elusive MS66+ grade.  None have been graded higher.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
954000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
86
Pop Lower
153
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 7000 R-3.6 30 / 76 30 / 76
All Grades 250 R-6.6 20 / 76 TIE 20 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 23 / 76 TIE 23 / 76 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:114, not sold - Heritage 1/2016:3811, $4,230

1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:3358, $7,187.50 - Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4//2015:3957, $4,700

1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:3358, $7,187.50

4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade