Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,850,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.69 (11/24/2020)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1925 S 10C MS obverse 1925 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1925-S dime is a key entry in the Mercury series, and it just edges out 1925-D as the most poorly made one, too. All seen have been deficient in some respect, regardless of the grade assigned.

Since no 1925 dimes of any mint are fully struck on the obverse, it's likely that the master die was not properly hubbed for that year (A similar problem is found on 1925 nickels of all mints, which never have fully formed dates). In the case of 1925-S dimes, there exists a perfect storm of quality issues, with many coins having been struck from severely worn dies revealing heavy erosion at their peripheries, as well as central weakness.

Collectors building sets from circulation during the 1940s-50s seemingly hoarded all 1925-S dimes they encountered, as the magical S mintmark was routinely associated with scarcity. Well worn examples are thus plentiful, and this issue is not rare below the grade of XF. Mint State survivors are in very limited supply, and even those having Full Bands will likely be weakly struck in one or more other design features.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 10/9/2020

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1925 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 4.75 5.50 15.00 20.00 85.00 120 140 215 225 260 290 420 650 800 1250 2450 - - - -
1925 S 10C MS FB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 400 500 900 1100 1600 3650 7000 26500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 10500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 292
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, 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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1925 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base312212771416281512172876----159
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----------------1-----1
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Total312212771416281512172886----160
 2%1%1%1%8%4%4%1%3%10%18%1%3%8%11%18%5%4%---- 
1925 S 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------14-51322492595---133
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------------------1---1
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Total---------14-51322492596---134
 ---------1%3%-4%10%16%37%19%7%4%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1925 S 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121620378531140945649753966370981510341206164421742941438168811840432772
13172653160344425470511580678744888109113521821243034215214107222319334411
0000004254705115806787448881091135218212430342152141072200
0000004404835256226947809611149149819972685390160481456300
1925 S 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121620378531140945649753966372590813331634226833034499805890072592246620
131726531603444254705115806847861050143318452613370256858374146453282148951
00000042547051158068478610501433184526133702568583741464500
00000044048352562270484711911534205729584100687286912028400
1925 S 10C MS FBP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base162024419433643949453457970977496614101724238134534687834793222660847677
172130591753704575075496227318381114151519432738386459078672150843363150061
00000045750754962273183811141515194327383864590786721508400
00000047652156466675290212621619216230964276712789972084600
1925 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9121632762883814234635026206637649741138155820682807420266301788231971
10132147147319395436476541634697834102912781728231432725011103812257833570
0000003954364765416346978341029127817282314327250111038100
0000004094504895816497309041083141818982561373758211413100
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 8058
Owner: PeaveyT40
 
Grade: MS 65 FB
Points: 3303
Owner: GILMORE
 
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