1909-O 10C AU58 Certification #28070472, PCGS #4852

Owner's Comments

The 1909-O is is typically struck softer than the other 09 dimes. This example however is struck quite well particularly on the obverse, and is very original with subtle toning and satin luster under an original skin. Total PCGS AU population is 25 with 14 in AU58. The BCCS rating is R3.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1909-O Dime is an underrated date in the Barber Dime series.  For example, 1909-O has a smaller number of certified Mint State examples than the 1909-D, yet the 1909-O is almost invariably priced lower then the 1909-D.  It should be the other way around.

Mint State 1909-O Dimes are not too difficult to find.  A couple dozen examples have been certified by PCGS in each grade from MS62 to MS64.  Even MS65 and MS66 examples can be found with ease; at least a dozen, if not more, are known in each of those grades.  The real challenge is to find anything better than MS66; only a few examples are known in MS66+ and MS67

The depth of the strike can be problematic on 1909-O Dimes.  Look for strong lettering on all of the obverse lettering, on the lower wreath just right of the bow, and on the grains at the top of the right side of the wreath.

17.90 millimeters
Charles E. Barber
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 10000 R-3.0 39 / 76 TIE 39 / 76 TIE
All Grades 350 R-6.3 33 / 76 33 / 76
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 35 / 76 TIE 35 / 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 12/2014:115, $13,512.50 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20044, not sold

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Nicedimes Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3958, $3,290

4 MS66+ PCGS grade