USA/Philippines Type Set (Expanded Edition)
Ten Centavos 1907-1935 Reduced Size and Weight





Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States
Item Description: SILVER 10C 1907 USA-PHIL KM-169
Full Grade: NGC MS 66
Owner: JAA

Owner Comments:

.750 Silver, 2.0 Grams, ASW .04820 oz, 16.5 mm.

The obverse and reverse designs of the 1907 through 1921 Ten Centavos is the same as the 1903 through 1906 Ten Centavos. In 1907 a rise in the price of silver forced the reduction of the fineness and weight for all Philippine silver issues. In 1907 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.

Business strikes of the reduced size and weight Ten Centavos were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1907, the San Francisco Mint from 1907 through 1919, and the Manila Mint from 1920 through 1935. Proof reduced size and weight Ten Centavos were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1908.

1907 was the FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE for the Reduced Size & Weight Ten Centavos and the only year that business strikes of this type were made at the Philadelphia mint. The mintage of 1907 (P) Ten Centavos was 1,501,000.

The NGC population for this coin in MS66 is three coins with none graded higher. The combined (NGC, PCGS, ANACS) certified population for the 1907 Ten Centavos in MS66 is 14 coins with only three specimens graded higher. This specimen is a brilliant fully struck Superb GEM.

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