USA-Philippines Proof Type Set
Ten Centavos, Reduced Size & Weight - 1908





Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States
Item Description: SILVER 10C 1908 USA-PHIL KM-169
Full Grade: PCGS PF 66
Owner: JAA

Owner Comments:

Mintage: 500
Catalog: KM-169
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.7500
Weight: 2.0000g
ASW: 0.0482oz
Edge: Reeded

The 1908 Ten Centavos is a PROOF ONLY ISSUE with a mintage of only 500 specimens.

In 1907 a rise in the price of silver forced the reduction of the fineness and weight for all Philippine silver issues. The silver Ten Centavos was reduced in fineness from .900 silver, 2.69 Grams to .750 silver, 2.0 Grams, and the diameter was reduced from 17.5 mm to 16.5 mm. The obverse and reverse designs of the 1908 Ten Centavos is the same as the 1903 through 1907 Ten Centavos.

The 1908 Ten Centavos is very desirable as a type coin as it is the only year that the Reduced Size & Weight Ten Centavos was struck in Proof. This PR66 specimen has wonderful eye appeal. It is fully reflective with attractive iridescent blue and gold toning. Great eye appeal and high numerical grade made this specimen one of the finest surviving examples of this ONE YEAR ONLY PROOF TYPE COIN.

NGC Population: 8/0
PCGS Population: 14/5 (A PCGS Condition Census Coin)
Combined NGC/PCGS Population: 22/5

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