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SERIES: Barber Dimes 1892-1916
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1903 10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
4830
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
2.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
19,500,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$7,050 • PCGS MS67 CAC • 4-26-2015 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 35,000 R-2.6 64 / 76 TIE 64 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 43 / 76 TIE 43 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 35 / 76 TIE 35 / 76 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2006:435 - Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3932, $7,050

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:92, $1,586

3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2006:435 - Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3932, $7,050

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:92, $1,586

3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: 1903 saw a continuation of massive mintages of Dimes, particularly at Philadelphia where mint machinery cranked out 19.5 million of the small silver coins.  This was more than the mintages of the Quarter Dollar, Half Dollar, and Dollar - combined.  Thus, 1903 Dimes are very common in all grades and offer a good option for type buyers.  In Mint State, the majority of the population ranges from MS62 to MS64.  Gems are similarly plentiful and the 1903 Dime becomes super-rare only in MS67.

The strike quality for this date is excellent, so collectors should seek out (and be prepared to pay a premium for) coins with exceptional eye appeal and color.