Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1910-S Dime is generally perceived to be the rarest of the three mintmarked 1910 Dimes.  It certainly has the lowest mintage.  However, in terms of the total number of survivors that have been certified by PCGS, it is the second rarest after the 1910-D -- and it is not even close.  In Mint State, the 1910-D and 1910-S are almost on par and, in fact, there are more nice 1910-S Dimes than there are 1910-D's, especially in MS65 and better grades.  The 1910-S tops out at MS67, where there are a couple of examples with stunning color and eye appeal.

The luster on the 1910-S ranges from frosty to brilliant, with a couple of Prooflike early strikes known to exist.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
1240000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
232
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 8000 R-3.4 34 / 76 TIE 34 / 76 TIE
All Grades 300 R-6.4 24 / 76 TIE 24 / 76 TIE
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

Heritage 2/2007:2951, $20,700 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:119, $21,150 - Heritage 10/2015:3154, not sold - Heritage 1/2016:3812, $7,050 - Stewart Blay Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2015:10070, $8,225 - Stack's/Bowers 3/2017:1222

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade