1909-S 10C AU58 Certification #08603764, PCGS #4853

Owner's Comments

A very challenging coin to locate and struck well for an 09-S. Mostly white with an abundance of mint luster and champagne toning on both the obverse and reverse. Total PCGS AU population is 17 with 7 in AU58. The BCCS rating is R4.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1909-S Dime is the most valuable of the 1909 Dimes by just a small margin (over the 1909-D).  The largest certified population is in MS64.  Above that, the number of MS65's drops off dramatically, MS66's are equally rare, and MS67's are fewer than the number of fingers on one hand.

The strike quality of the 1909-S Dime can be slightly mushy, so keep an eye open for fully struck examples (paying particular attention to the leaf structure on the lower reverse).  Positive eye appeal is always appreciated and there are some lovely, high-end coins with great color.  The PCGS MS67 illustrated above (formerly in Bob Simpson's collection) is particularly attractive.

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

65 or Better 8000 R-3.4 34 / 76 TIE 34 / 76 TIE
All Grades 200 R-7.0 12 / 76 TIE 12 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 14 / 76 TIE 14 / 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 12/2014:116, $12,337.50 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20045, not sold

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2005:4057, $12,075 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98304, $9,987.50 - Heritage 9/2015:3829, $9,400

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2007:1634 - Heritage 8/2009:510 - Heritage 8/2015:3997, $9,987.50 - Heritage 6/2016:4397, $7,050

4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade