1913-S 10C AU58 Certification #24550427, PCGS #4864

Owner's Comments

This coin is extremely difficult to locate. The toning is a soft dusty rose, highlighted with cartwheel luster from the rims well into the centers of the coin. The consistency of the toning and luster from obverse to reverse as well as its original skin is quite surprising and unusual in the dime series. There is a substantial premium associated with this coin, and the price guide is not a good indicator of market value. Total PCGS AU population is 42 with 15 in AU 58. The BCCS rarity rating is R5.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1913-S Dime is regarded highly because of its low mintage.  At 510,000 pieces, the 1913-S Dime has the second smallest mintage of the entire series (not counting the ultra-rare 1894-S Dime) -- only the 1895-O Dime has a smaller mintage.  Not surprisingly, the 1913-S Dime is hard to find in circulated grades, but it looks like a good value when compared with other dates with larger mintages (such as 1897-O, 1901-S, 1903-S, and others).  In Mint State, the 1913-S Dime is only slightly rarer than the "type" dates because collectors put aside ample quantities of nice examples.  The typical Mint State 1913-S Dime will be either MS63, MS64, or MS65.  Only in MS67 does the 1913-S Dime become a condition-rarity.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
510000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
126
Pop Lower
386
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 3000 R-4.4 16 / 76 TIE 16 / 76 TIE
All Grades 400 R-6.2 34 / 76 TIE 34 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 54 / 76 TIE 54 / 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 12/2014:127, $10,869 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20048, not sold - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:197, $9,106.25

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:5001, $9,400

3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2016:4807, $5,875 - “Jinx86” Collection

3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2016:3163, $5,875

3 MS67 PCGS grade