1911-S 10C AU58 Certification #90092103, PCGS #4859

Owner's Comments

In the dime series the 1911-S has the third highest mint production of the San Francisco dates. A strong strike is evident, but the toning does make it a challenge to fully appreciate all of the details including the reverse mint mark. Burnt toast, bronze and rose are the primary colors. The reverse is equally toned with the same colors. Total PCGS AU population is 32 with 20 in AU 58. The BCCS rating is R1.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1911-S Dime is semi-scarce and has the lowest mintage of any 1911 Dime.  In circulated grades, the 1911-S Dime commands a small premium over the normal type price,  In Mint State, the price usually doubles depending on the grade.  Nonetheless, the 1911-S Dime is readily available in grades ranging from MS62 all the way to MS66.  MS67 examples are quite rare, though they make up the entirety of the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census.  The best example is a single PCGS MS67+ (formerly of the Simpson Collection).

As far as the strike quality goes, some examples of the 1911-D Dime show weakness on the lower right reverse and on the hair above Liberty's forehead.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
3520000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
267
Pop Lower
51
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 15000 R-2.9 46 / 76 TIE 46 / 76 TIE
All Grades 1000 R-5.0 56 / 76 TIE 56 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 68 / 76 TIE 68 / 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 12/2014:122, $5,523

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade