Owner's Comments

The 1912 ranks in the top five of PCGS AU graded coins. Soft luster peeking out from gun metal gray and subtle golds on the obverse, with a bit more life on the reverse. Total PCGS AU population is 115 with 72 in AU58. The BCCS rating is R1.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

With a mintage of over 19 million coins, the 1912 Dimes is one of the most common of the series and one of the best choices for type collectors.  It is common in all grades.  PCGS alone has graded over 900 Mint State examples, mostly in a range from MS62 to MS65 inclusive.  Gem examples are common through MS66.  In MS67, the population of 1912 Dimes drops off a cliff, with fewer than a dozen certified by PCGS -- and none finer.

Two of the nicest 1912 Dimes are both PCGS MS67+.  The first has amazing, multicolored toning; the second is a mostly white example from the Lily Nicole Collection.

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
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 40000 R-2.6 64 / 76 TIE 64 / 76 TIE
All Grades 3000 R-4.4 71 / 76 TIE 71 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 750 R-5.5 73 / 76 TIE 73 / 76 TIE

Condition Census

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

Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3967, $3,760 - Heritage 1/2016:3814, $3,525 - “Jinx86” Collection

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

“NiceDimes” Collection

3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:123, $3,878

3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:16167, $3,290

3 MS67 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 1/2017:150, $2,938