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

1908-S 10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
4849
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
2.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
3,220,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$15,000 • PCGS MS67 • 11-2-2017 • 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 12,500 R-2.9 46 / 76 TIE 46 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 24 / 76 TIE 24 / 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

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:112, $9,693.75 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20043, not sold - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:194, $10,281.25

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade

Laxdive Collection

5 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:3809, $2,115

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

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:112, $9,693.75 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20043, not sold - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:194, $10,281.25

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade

Laxdive Collection

5 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:3809, $2,115

5 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Steven Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2006:1021 - Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3955, $3,290

5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Of the four mintmarked 1908 Dimes, the 1908-S has the third largest mintage.  The PCGS Population Report confirms the third-place ranking, with a population between that of the 1908-O (the scarcest) and the 1908-D (the second scarcest).  In Mint State, the 1908-S is readily available across a spectrum of grades from MS62 to MS65.  MS66 examples become scarce, but not rare.  MS67's are really rare and PCGS has certified none higher.  One of the nicest examples is the PCGS MS67 that once resided in the Simpson Collection; this coin has white centers surrounded by gold and blue colors at the peripheries (see the illustration above).  

The strike quality of 1908-S Dimes is usually very good to strong.