Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 593,022
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.32 (2/20/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1901 S 10C MS obverse 1901 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The greater than usual mintage of dimes during 1900 led the San Francisco Mint to cut way back in 1901, resulting in the fourth lowest total for the Barber Dime series.

This issue is scarce across all grades and highly sought. Its rarity is perhaps overestimated a bit, due to its association with the very rare quarter dollar. Mint State coins are elusive, though typically quite well struck and, in some instances, prooflike.

With such a small mintage, it comes as little surprise that no varieties have surfaced. All 1901-S dimes were coined with reverse dies taken from the old hub on which the lower right ribbon is slender.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/13/2019

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1901 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 100.00 210 435 560 650 700 820 1000 1250 1400 1500 1600 2125 3000 4700 6150 11250 31500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 174
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1901 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base163315161861324410-2710854-1--174
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Total163315161861324410-2710854-1--174
 9%19%9%9%10%3%7%1%2%2%6%-1%4%6%5%3%2%-1%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 S 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2983814775887218741008113112521328143515021651178720292585347447296866113611173412116
325413514632772918104911711277136314571551169618672214288138925441836411485118610
00000010491171127713631457155116961867221428813892544183641148500
00000010901211130213991479160117411948239931774310615398621160900
1901 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base220366642104412191333139814831589172519032033214723022540303337124485572984281136111734
26945877611021257135514261518163417841946207121992381270432593970490066299406114850
0000001426151816341784194620712199238127043259397049006629940600
00000014551554168018441990210922502461286934864227531475281038300
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