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

1912-S 10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
4862
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
2.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
3,420,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$21,150 • PCGS MS67 CAC • 12-14-2014 • 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 15,000 R-2.9 46 / 76 TIE 46 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 750 R-5.5 49 / 76 TIE 49 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 33 / 76 TIE 33 / 76 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Stewart Blay Collection

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

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Stewart Blay Collection

2 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  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1912-S Dime has a substantially smaller mintage than the 1912-P and 1912-D, and it commands a nice premium over the other two, especially in higher grades.  Even so, Mint State examples are not rare and can be found with relative ease at any given time.  The most plentiful certified grade is MS64, followed by MS63, then MS62.  In MS66, the 1912-S Dime becomes a condition-rarity, and only one or two pieces have been graded finer.  The best example is a PCGS MS67 -- formerly of the Simpson Collection and now in Stewart Blay's high-end set.

This date comes well-struck and usually shows full details on both the hair above Liberty's forehead and on the leaves at the bottom of the wreath.