1901-O 10C MS (PCGS# 4825)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 392
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A median rarity in the O-mint Barber Dime series, the 1901-O is more challenging to collect in Mint State than the 1905-O, 1906-O, 1907-O, 1908-O and 1909-O. Writing in the 2009 book <em>Collecting & Investing Strategies for Barber Dimes</em>, Jeff Ambio accounts for only 12-15 survivors in MS-66 with a lone MS-67 graded higher. The coin we are offering here is included on the author's list of "Significant Examples," and it is definitely a Condition Census survivor. The luster is superior for the issue, if still not remarkably vibrant, and we note a soft satin-to-frosty texture to both sides. Lightly toned in golden iridescence, with an overall sharp strike that is particularly noteworthy for a product of the New Orleans Mint. An important coin that belongs in an advanced numismatic cabinet.