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

1909-O 10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+
PCGS #:
4852
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
2.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
2,287,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$14,100 • PCGS MS67 • 9-29-2016 • Legend Rare Coin Auctions
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 10,000 R-3.0 39 / 76 TIE 39 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 350 R-6.3 33 / 76 33 / 76
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 12/2014:115, $13,512.50 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20044, not sold

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Nicedimes Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade

Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3958, $3,290

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

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:115, $13,512.50 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20044, not sold

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Nicedimes Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade

Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3958, $3,290

4 MS66+ PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade  
7 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1909-O Dime is an underrated date in the Barber Dime series.  For example, 1909-O has a smaller number of certified Mint State examples than the 1909-D, yet the 1909-O is almost invariably priced lower then the 1909-D.  It should be the other way around.

Mint State 1909-O Dimes are not too difficult to find.  A couple dozen examples have been certified by PCGS in each grade from MS62 to MS64.  Even MS65 and MS66 examples can be found with ease; at least a dozen, if not more, are known in each of those grades.  The real challenge is to find anything better than MS66; only a few examples are known in MS66+ and MS67

The depth of the strike can be problematic on 1909-O Dimes.  Look for strong lettering on all of the obverse lettering, on the lower wreath just right of the bow, and on the grains at the top of the right side of the wreath.