Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,168,270
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.24 (10/17/2017)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1900 S 10C MS obverse 1900 S 10C MS reverse


  
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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: 12/19/2016

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1900 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 5.50 7.00 14.00 25.00 45.00 75.00 85.00 100.00 140 185 225 330 435 835 1725 4650 21000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 166
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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4/18/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #35, 39/Lot# 227 $322.00
8/13/2006 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66083, 66083/Lot# 24159 $359.95
6/1/2008 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2536, 2536/Lot# 1301 $1,512.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2081 $977.50
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4037 $4,700.00
7/14/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131330/Lot# 22178 $246.75
12/15/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 148173 $84.70
7/6/2014 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202480 $17.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1900 10C MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4154761021391832122413043484044425686828741278207229414472781881028393
45618411415319222126231836641648460674610081542236134515587791281990
00000022126231836641648460674610081542236134515587791200
00000023128333338542952664481011431807265139616702800700
1900 10C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base375067941271671942202823203754095296378201206196928074290754378188102
4155761051401762022402943383864495656989481460224833015374763479120
0000002022402943383864495656989481460224833015374763400
00000021126130735639748960175910771714252737956458772600
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 529
Owner: TRT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 375
Owner: pulver set
 
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