Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,843,000
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: $1.06 (8/30/2015)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1930 S 10C MS obverse 1930 S 10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The production of coins slowed considerably in 1930, due to the effects of the Great Depression. Many 1930-S dimes remained in vaults for a few years until the demand for fresh coin reappeared in 1934-35. By this time collectors were already alerted to this low mintage issue and preserved a fair number of Mint State pieces.

1930-S dimes are scarce in the higher circulated grades, but Mint State survivors are more plentiful than they would have been under normal economic conditions, and this holds down the value of worn pieces. Gems are not rare, though very few of these have Full Bands.

One reverse die shows the mintmark repunched east of the first impression, but the separation is slight.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/6/2015

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1930 S 10C MS
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Base $ 3.75 5.00 6.00 8.00 20.00 46.00 50.00 55.00 65.00 110 140 160 190 230 460 1700 - - -
$ - - 52.00 60.00 75.00 120 150 185 215 275 665 - -
1930 S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 135 190 260 430 900 2300 7250 - - -
$ - - - - - 155 225 285 575 1200 3975 14500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 291
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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5/29/2005 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 2045, 2045/Lot# 1180 $632.50
8/8/2005 NGC MS 66   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #48, 53/Lot# 522 $833.75
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1337 $218.50
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1183/Lot# 3361 $1,821.25
3/24/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131314/Lot# 20145 $108.10
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4068 $3,172.50
5/4/2014 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 158111 $352.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5659 $105.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1930 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333335912315117120122023024427230437864216092860605310818
3333321801321571812072232342532823284669642026392476410
000000801321571812072232342532823284669642026392400
00000010114116419121322623926229335355412862443498800
1930 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333336713516719022024125126529533040668616972994628711178
33333248914517420022724425527530635549910232129409179170
0000008914517420022724425527530635549910232129409100
00000011215618221023424726028531838059213602561518900
1930 S 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333372143171190220237265278320450990139323353952971517463
3333326951521772002252462692923636301124170728745873122970
00000095152177200225246269292363630112417072874587300
000000119161183210231255273306406810125820213413779400
1930 S 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333338115919020923725828830134848410511472245141231004817975
33333291071691962182442682923163936731191179830086098126900
000000107169196218244268292316393673119117983008609800
000000133179202227251278296332438862133121243565807300
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 642
Owner: CBC
 
Grade: MS 63 FB
Points: 320
Owner: TRT
 
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