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: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.41 (9/27/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1900 S 10C MS obverse 1900 S 10C MS reverse

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There are no NGC 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.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/30/2015

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1900 S 10C MS
Base $ 5.50 7.00 13.00 22.00 40.00 75.00 85.00 100.00 155 180 225 325 475 900 1700 5750 19000 - - -
$ 50.00 - 93.00 110 175 - - 375 550 1100 2150 7650 - -

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Total Graded: 163
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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11/16/2005 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2119, 2119/Lot# 1155 $63.00
4/22/2008 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL US Coin Final Session #1105, 1105/Lot# 7541 $195.50
9/21/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7417 $379.50
4/22/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/22/2012, 19/Lot# 42123 $15.00
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24447 $88.13
4/8/2013 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3425, 3425/Lot# 1424 $27.00
7/6/2014 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202480 $17.00
5/12/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98293 $4,230.00

NGC Registry

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