Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 7,120,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.34 (2/22/2020)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1924 S 10C MS obverse 1924 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage figure for 1924-S dimes is unremarkable, and this issue is common in heavily worn condition. As with all S-Mint coins from the 1920s, it was widely hoarded after the introduction of inexpensive coin boards during the mid-1930s. Problem-free pieces grading VF and higher scarce, with a very low population of Mint State coins relative to other Mercury Dimes. Gems are exceedingly rare and seldom possess Full Bands.

The quality of the nation's coins reached a low point during the mid-1920s, as Congress cut budgets for all departments throughout that decade. Dies were used far too long, and it's likely that the set distance between dies was reduced a bit to extend their utility even further.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/21/2020

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1924 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 6.00 7.50 10.00 15.00 60.00 115 125 185 250 290 330 475 550 875 1450 3250 8000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1000 1850 - - -
1924 S 10C MS FB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 400 525 875 1150 2650 14000 31000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1500 3700 22500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 380
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1924 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-113951364833116352264257----253
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Total-113951364833116352264257----253
 -0%0%1%4%2%5%2%2%3%13%0%6%14%9%25%10%3%---- 
1924 S 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------11111325244561----127
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Total---------11111325244561----127
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 S 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121620325925834843947151267480691111701345158921943408503772101915834200
1317244112528837845048556671884199712281426179125993951576111193241720
0000003784504855667188419971228142617912599395157611119300
00000040946049862076287610841287150819923003449464861517500
1924 S 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12162032592583484394715126749081103147720293194643783389234134463973471977
131724411252883784504855667529731228166124174275707186371063822209504820
000000378450485566752973122816612417427570718637106382220900
0000004094604986208301038135218452806535677048935120423097100
1924 S 10C MS FBP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16202437672783754715075497219661168156121343340668286359554138694067473433
1721284713731040748352160680310331299175225364454733389411099222804515940
0000004074835216068031033129917522536445473338941109922280400
0000004394955356648841101143019432938556879849248124313173900
1924 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91216285423732040943747763175485611031271150520873260481769511862133374
1013203711526535041845052867278893811591349169924783779552810841235390
0000003504184505286727889381159134916992478377955281084100
00000037942846458071382210211215142718932869429862401473100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1505
Owner: dabrown
 
Grade: MS 61 FB
Points: 1103
Owner: TRT
 
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