1909-D 10C MS66+ Certification #06666258, PCGS #4851

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
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
1
Pop Lower
247
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