Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,770,000
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: $1.07 (9/3/2015)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1927 S 10C MS obverse 1927 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is another issue that is very elusive in Mint State. Gems are quite rare, and this is especially true of examples displaying Full Bands. Worn dies and a general softness of strike are all too often seen on 1927-S dimes.

The coin illustrated displays brilliant patches on either side of Liberty's portrait from a vigorous polishing of the die to remove clash marks and/or die erosion lines.

Well worn 1927-S dimes grading less than VF are not rare, as collectors tended to hoard all S-Mint coins of the 1920s when found in circulation. This practice developed after the introduction of inexpensive coin boards in 1935 broadened the coin hobby beyond those who wanted only Mint State pieces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/5/2015

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1927 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 4.25 5.00 7.00 15.00 38.00 50.00 58.00 95.00 300 370 475 625 850 1675 2875 - - - -
$ - - 65.00 125 325 415 520 700 1050 1900 4300 - -
1927 S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 425 500 1325 2300 8500 21000 - - - -
$ - - - - - 465 600 1500 3000 10500 27500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 223
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/13/1999 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1999 February Long Beach Bullet Sale #196, 196/Lot# 169 $341.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1330 $4,370.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2126 $1,380.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 63   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3573 $1,495.00
1/13/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 734, 743/Lot# 41 $1,250.00
4/8/2013 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 3425, 3425/Lot# 1461 $1,950.00
6/23/2013 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 123250 $2,117.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1927 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333367135327434570653705783925112417302268275445651445025632
33333248919936247959767073183099113261909243033577860181770
000000891993624795976707318309911326190924303357786000
000000112263398524625687757877105715282088259239611115500
1927 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333372147354466611699752835983119218242381288547561489526312
333332697216391514640716779884105214022009254935088135187000
0000009721639151464071677988410521402200925493508813500
000000122285428562669734807933112216132195271741321151500
1927 S 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333331112123864876156957648381103200937474048544790992695548321
33333391442704195296417187889261405258838474514666415051340770
000000144270419529641718788926140525883847451466641505100
0000001783284535726687418131014170731673947498078812100300
1927 S 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333331192304185226597438158931170211339124223566494162766149406
33333411562924525676877678419851484271240154703691415497349090
000000156292452567687767841985148427124015470369141549700
0000001933554876137157918671077179833124119518381652157900
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 570
Owner: Killamj
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 68
Owner: Tak
 
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