Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,600,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.23 (12/14/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1908 10C MS obverse 1908 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1908 Philadelphia Mint dimes are common across all grades through MS 64, with even gems being plentiful enough to supply the needs of advanced collectors. Though some pieces exhibit signs of die erosion, most are well struck and have good to excellent luster.

With its large mintage the 1908(P) dime is rich in varieties. Numerous MPD and RPD obverses are known, several of them bold enough to be of general interest beyond series specialists. The U. S. Mint evidently took note of these many blundered dies, as it began applying the date to all master dies with 1909's coinage, ending these classes of varieties forever.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/13/2019

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1908 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.00 5.00 7.00 10.00 30.00 60.00 65.00 75.00 85.00 100.00 115 130 150 275 535 900 5000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 140 175 325 625 1450 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 389
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1908 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base4732517417182611649858738163---389
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Total4732517417182611649858838163---390
 1 %2 %1 %1 %1 %0 %2 %1 %4 %5 %7 %0 %4 %13 %22 %23 %10 %4 %1 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/17/1997 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0981, 981/Lot# 1284 $98.10
9/10/2006 NGC MS 67   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1507 $2,070.00
9/18/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach Online Session #417, 417/Lot# 8973 $276.00
1/22/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 123, 128/Lot# 695 $253.00
3/18/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/18/2012, 13/Lot# 42108 $21.00
2/17/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/17/2013, 62/Lot# 81010 $247.50
6/30/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20169 $179.78
7/18/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers IAuction 3491, 6042/Lot# 21099 $123.38
10/24/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3505, 6059/Lot# 23115 $205.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32455985115151175201230251282301336369431663117017992902539356095831
36496795127159183210237261288312347389508832137921663732546556830
000000183210237261288312347389508832137921663732546500
0000001922202442712943243584105851001158925344562553700
1908 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69162028123163237255288320423450463609774118616193437518453935609
711172360136188243266299354432454512664911133022254019525454650
000000188243266299354432454512664911133022254019525400
0000002122492773093894414595607191049147528314602532300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1186
Owner: pulver set
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 774
Owner: Cellgazer
 
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