Owner's Comments

Light gold toning on the obverse with soft yellows at the rims. The reverse has a much greater range of color and is quite attractive. Well struck and loaded with mint luster, this coin is a whisper from MS. Total PCGS population in AU is 127 with a staggering 85 in AU 58. The BCCS rating is R1.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1911 Dime is one of the most plentiful dates in the Barber Dime series.  Only the first-year-of-issue 1892 and the last-year-of-issue 1916 are more common.  Hundreds of Mint State 1911 Dimes exist in MS63, MS64, and MS65.  At the top end, the 1911 Dime is one of only two dates in the series that are represented by a PCGS MS68+ example.  Check out the amazing color on the example shown above.  This is one of the most artistic combinations of extreme eye appeal and surface perfection that one is likely to find on a Barber coin of any denomination.  Not surprisingly, this example holds the price record for a 1911 Dime.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
18870543
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
1148
Pop Lower
134
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 40000 R-2.6 64 / 76 TIE 64 / 76 TIE
All Grades 4000 R-4.2 74 / 76 TIE 74 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 750 R-5.5 73 / 76 TIE 73 / 76 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade MS68+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:120, $30,550

2 MS68 PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2006:1315 - Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3964, $3,995 - Heritage 2/2017:3393, $2,820

3 MS67+ PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade