Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 19,300,000
Catalog: KM-140
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.50 Grams
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.14 (4/26/2015)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1918 S 10C MS obverse 1918 S 10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

This is another high mintage issue that made hastily under stressful condition. A fair number of Mint State examples survive, but they are usually of disappointing quality. Most are weak at their peripheries, with features near the borders being indistinct (photos). Overuse of the dies compounded this problem, and it's not unusual to see worn, drawn dates and mintmarks on unworn coins from eroded dies.

This issue is very rare with Full Bands, but collectors are cautioned not to place sole emphasis on this design feature, as FB dimes of any date/mint may be accompanied by weak peripheral elements. The ultimate goal is to locate a coin from fresh dies that is well struck throughout, but with issues such as 1918-S this is a near impossibility.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1918 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 3.75 4.00 5.00 11.00 20.00 40.00 48.00 65.00 90.00 170 225 275 425 750 1750 3600 - - -
$ 25.00 44.00 53.00 75.00 105 195 250 310 475 1050 2450 - -
1918 S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 225 400 1025 2500 6250 19000 125000 - - -
$ - - - - - 250 500 1375 3400 7500 24500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 403
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
10/30/1996 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0889, 889/Lot# 1285 $436.00
10/6/2000 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2000 October Long Beach Sale #238, 238/Lot# 7305 $7,762.50
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2043 $1,495.00
1/27/2009 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #29021, 29021/Lot# 21066 $241.50
5/25/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 194553 $57.20
9/21/2014 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 822, 831/Lot# 302 $1,575.00
2/5/2015 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1469 $881.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333335010215118623426528839555178311102106252542311193121441
3333318671181622022442723234476288921442224530936797151010
00000067118162202244272323447628892144222453093679700
000000841341742182542803594997051001177423853662936400
1918 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333335411517120525528831442659183511772214264844121231822037
3333320741331822212662963514816729491522235832367047155570
00000074133182221266296351481672949152223583236704700
000000941521932382773053885367531063186825033824968200
1918 S 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333941832272583013303514507252124375844997317108943010754739
33333331231972372723103373845411191266840055438850917298383170
000000123197237272310337384541119126684005543885091729800
000000153212247286320344417633165732134252637797012370200
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 783
Owner: Ribeye_Jack
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 395
Owner: TRT
 
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