Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,168,270
Catalog: KM-113
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.50 Grams
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.23 (3/27/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1900 S 10C MS obverse 1900 S 10C MS reverse

Expand All    Collapse All


There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Like the dimes dated 1898-S and 1899-S, significant numbers of this issue have been recovered in lightly worn condition from The Philippines. Such pieces circulated there for just a few years before a new coinage exclusively for the islands debuted in 1903. In fact, the spike in dime mintage at San Francisco this year probably resulted from the Philippine demand, and 1900-S dimes, quarters and halves are the most abundant issues retrieved from the Far East.

The typical survivor displays XF or AU details but is either darkly toned or cleaned with varying degrees of skill. Since so many of these survivors are problem coins, they are not included in the certified Census.

Examples in the lower grades of Mint State are more plentiful than they would be, were it not for the repatriated Philippine pieces. Gems, however, are extremely rare for 1900-S. On the positive side, the strike and luster of this issue are generally excellent.

A misplaced date variety, along with several repunched dates, are known for this issue, but these have attracted little interest from collectors.


Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation


Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/17/2014

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1900 S 10C MS
Base $ 5.50 7.00 13.00 22.00 40.00 40.00 75.00 83.00 98.00 155 180 225 325 475 785 1600 6250 17500 - - -
$ 50.00 82.00 93.00 110 175 205 250 375 550 1100 2150 9775 - -

The World Coin Price Guide is independently compiled by Krause Publications’ NumisMaster. NGC makes this information available to its website visitors as a free service, but in no way does the information provided represent NGC’s official opinion or policy. For example, varieties listed in the World Coin Price Guide may not necessarily be recognized by NGC. Please contact NGC Customer Service with any questions.

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer



Total Graded: 153
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

Upcoming Auctions

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Auction House
Sale / Lot
6/10/2000 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2000 June Long Beach Signature Sale #230, 230/Lot# 7150 $1,150.00
7/27/2002 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York, NY Signature Sale #296, 296/Lot# 7612 $1,380.00
3/15/2009 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2665, 2665/Lot# 1351 $86.25
9/21/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7417 $379.50
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2081 $977.50
4/22/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/22/2012, 19/Lot# 42123 $15.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1900 S 10C MS
1900 S 10C MS Prooflike
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 61
Points: 529
Owner: TRT
Grade: AU 58
Points: 375
Owner: pulver set
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

USA Coin Album: America's Coinage Abroad, Part Two

5/6/2010  — There's been little research done on the circulation of USA coins in other countries, so David W. Lange casts some light on this still-intriguing topic. Read on for part two.
View full article >

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer