Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,520,000
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: $1.17 (5/3/2015)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1926 S 10C MS obverse 1926 S 10C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This issue has the fifth lowest mintage of the Mercury Dime series, and examples are very scarce in grades Fine and higher. Heavily worn pieces were recovered from circulation during the 1930s-50s and are not very difficult to locate.

1926-S dimes were made with much greater care than San Francisco dimes of the previous year, and well struck examples may be found from time to time. Mint State survivors are very scarce in any grade, and precious few of these are complete in the horizontal bands.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1926 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 12.00 16.00 32.00 75.00 260 415 485 650 1125 1300 1400 2000 2250 3200 4750 11750 - - -
$ 310 450 515 750 1175 1350 1500 2100 2500 3750 5250 - -
1926 S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 1250 1400 1625 2500 4750 7250 18500 65000 - - -
$ - - - - 1300 1500 1750 3000 5500 9000 27300 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 374
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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6/4/1995 NGC MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 1995 June Long Beach Sale #137, 137/Lot# 5405 $3,850.00
10/2/2000 NGC MS 63   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 1363, 1363/Lot# 1151 $1,566.00
6/6/2005 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #41, 45/Lot# 227 $310.50
2/14/2008 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460, 460/Lot# 262 $8,050.00
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1152/Lot# 3462 $1,495.00
10/17/2012 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24501 $262.03
12/15/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 158101 $1,543.30


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333335156888381008111012481333145016091753179925253045510478852193537579
33331735727388941042115612761372150316571768204126983731603112568271490
000000738894104211561276137215031657176820412698373160311256800
000000788951107612021304141115561705178322832871441769581725100
1926 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333335537378931070117713211410153116971847189526483186531181702254138481
33331866147899521105122513501450158617471863214628273894626412960278540
000000789952110512251350145015861747186321462827389462641296000
0000008411011114112731380149016411797187923973006460272171775000
1926 S 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333351570987410391138127413571472163918432302388548177317108943091353507
33331735797649291072118313011395152717071996282941955650850917567384440
000000764929107211831301139515271707199628294195565085091756700
000000819984110512281329143315831775214933574506648397012424000
1926 S 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333355375893011031206134814351554172819412417405550157586112553169454678
33331866218159871137125313771474161217992099296343755872880918068393550
000000815987113712531377147416121799209929634375587288091806800
00000087210451171130014061514167018702258350946956729100322488100
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 688
Owner: TRT
 
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