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

1916 10C Barber (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
4870
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
2.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
18,490,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$8,050 • PCGS MS67 • 1-1-2006 • 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 50,000 R-2.5 76 / 76 76 / 76
60 or Better 4,000 R-4.2 74 / 76 TIE 74 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 72 / 76 72 / 76
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 +PCGS grade

Simpson collection

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

Simpson collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
7 MS66+ PCGS grade
7 MS66+ PCGS grade  
7 MS66+ PCGS grade  
7 MS66+ PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: 1916 was the last year of the Barber Dime design.  The mintage of 18,400,000 coins was large even by Barber Dime standards, but the Mint went on to produce more than 22 million examples of the new "Mercury" design -- later in the same year.  Not surprsingly, the 1916 Barber Dime is a very common coin and it is an excellent value for the collector of type coins.  Mint State examples are very plentiful; in fact, the 1916 Dime enjoys the second largest population of certified Barber Dimes (only the 1892 has a larger population).  PCGS has certified hundreds of 1916 Dimes in Mint State, mostly in MS63 to MS65.  Collectors can choose from more than four dozen certified MS66 examples.  Only in MS67 does the 1916 Dime become truly rare.

Look for 1916 dimes that are well-struck and original in appearance.  High-grade examples should be fully lustrous and either blast white or attractively toned.