Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1912-S Dime has a substantially smaller mintage than the 1912-P and 1912-D, and it commands a nice premium over the other two, especially in higher grades.  Even so, Mint State examples are not rare and can be found with relative ease at any given time.  The most plentiful certified grade is MS64, followed by MS63, then MS62.  In MS66, the 1912-S Dime becomes a condition-rarity, and only one or two pieces have been graded finer.  The best example is a PCGS MS67 -- formerly of the Simpson Collection and now in Stewart Blay's high-end set.

This date comes well-struck and usually shows full details on both the hair above Liberty's forehead and on the leaves at the bottom of the wreath.

 

PCGS #
4862
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
3420000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
319
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 15000 R-2.9 46 / 76 TIE 46 / 76 TIE
All Grades 750 R-5.5 49 / 76 TIE 49 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 33 / 76 TIE 33 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 15000
All Grades 750
60 or Better 75
65 or Better R-2.9
All Grades R-5.5
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better 46 / 76 TIE
All Grades 49 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 33 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 46 / 76 TIE
All Grades 49 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 33 / 76 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Stewart Blay Collection

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Stewart Blay Collection

MS66+ PCGS grade #2 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade