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: $1.41 (8/20/2014)
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}

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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1924 S 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 4.25 5.00 7.00 12.00 58.00 58.00 110 120 135 195 250 315 450 500 700 1375 3450 7000 - - -
$ 65.00 115 130 150 215 270 345 485 550 825 2000 4250 - -
1924 S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 335 425 625 1200 2850 19250 40500 - - - -
$ - - - - - 365 465 700 2000 7350 24500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 323
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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8/18/2004 NGC MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 5775 $10,350.00
9/19/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1637 $603.75
6/1/2006 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 1201 $3,737.50
8/8/2007 NGC MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 1016 $7,647.50
2/11/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 221, 227/Lot# 3395 $301.30
10/26/2008 PCGS MS 63   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 2603, 2603/Lot# 1404 $1,063.75
12/15/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 158095 $495.00
6/27/2014 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1346 $11,162.50


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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