Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 7,120,000
Catalog: KM-140
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.40 (4/24/2014)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1924 S 10C MS obverse 1924 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Common in circulated grades, then elusive in Gem, the 1924-S dime followed the life cycle seen in several other mintmarked issues, where ugly-duckling dates grew into swans during the Registry Set era. As Paul Green recounted in an 'Item of the Week' column for the November 1, 2005 edition of Numismatic News:

{blockquote}'Looking at the list of Mercury dimes, you see many dates of less than 5 million ... and quite a few at less than 2 million. Under those circumstances, the 1924-S was not going to be a challenge in terms of scarcity. 'Back when Mercury dimes were in circulation, you would not have expected to pay a premium for a 1924-S, as they were available. With their [over] 7 million mintage, you could not have expected to go too long without finding at least one example to fill a hole in a set. 'The real issue with the 1924-S comes in upper grades, where it is not available.'{/blockquote}

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1924 S 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.90 4.80 5.40 14.40 54.00 54.00 94.30 108 132 186 240 300 432 474 670 1220 3450 8450 - - -
$ 60.00 106 121 148 208 260 330 480 520 740 1340 3700 9100 -
1924 S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 330 420 600 1220 2720 17880 43130 - - - -
$ - - - - - 360 460 660 1340 2900 19300 47000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 315
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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4/27/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1204/Lot# 9122


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7/24/1996 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0861, 861/Lot# 1281 $370.60
10/6/2000 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2000 October Long Beach Sale #238, 238/Lot# 7318 $11,500.00
5/27/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 324 $391.00
2/24/2011 NGC MS 64   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 561, 568/Lot# 7056 $1,696.25
5/1/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Monthly World Coin Auction Session(1), 231223/Lot# 60242 $47.00
12/30/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/30/2012, 55/Lot# 92888 $454.92
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 63   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9646 $1,762.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333313525531435140443951567490899014943009443169511862133374
3333347175274326368415464568752935115819993483527110841235380
00000017527432636841546456875293511581999348352711084100
00000021529433838642748962183096213262504395761111473100
1924 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333147278342381437474553721966105115773149461772101915834200
3333351190299355399449500609802994122621013638548111192241720
00000019029935539944950060980299412262101363854811119200
000000234320368418461526665884102214012625412763451517500
1924 S 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333317532037540945849256373511032362482974319234134463973471977
333336022333838642546951562085715223184569680321063822208504810
0000002233383864254695156208571522318456968032106382220800
0000002713563974414805396779801942400665638633120423097100
1924 S 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333319034840644249452960478511702479502777049554138694067473433
333336524236741845950555466491316063328591983201099222804515930
0000002423674184595055546649131606332859198320109922280400
00000029538643047651757972410412042417768118937124303173900
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