Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1913 Dime has the third largest mintage of the entire Barber Dime series, making it one of the most common and affordable examples of the type.  The 1913 Dime is available by the thousands in Mint State across a broad range of grades from MS62 to MS65.  Considering how common the 1913 Dime is, it is one of the few dates in the series where PCGS has not yet certified a single example above MS66+.  

Like most Philadelphia Mint Barber Dimes, the 1913 is usually well-struck.  At the high end, eye appeal takes over, as evidenced by the colorful MS66+ examples illustrated above.

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
Auctions - NGC Graded

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 400 R-6.2 71 / 76 71 / 76

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:126, $3,055

1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

“Nicedimes” Collection

1 MS66+ PCGS grade