Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,520,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.66 (11/30/2020)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1926 S 10C MS obverse 1926 S 10C MS reverse
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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: 10/9/2020

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1926 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 20.00 40.00 125 260 415 485 675 1300 1380 1450 1900 2350 2750 3850 5350 11000 - - -
1926 S 10C MS FB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 1350 1450 1650 2500 3500 5250 8000 20000 50000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 460
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
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 1926 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base8131131104403415151634141412301852---407
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Total8131131104403415151634141412301852---407
 2%3%3%8%26%10%8%4%4%4%8%0%1%3%3%7%4%1%0%--- 
1926 S 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1913951762----53
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Total---------1913951762----53
 ---------2%17%2%6%17%9%32%11%4%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 S 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base41507615132079491110511123134519072051217422902519285732703875558281702254138481
4459101207478833958107511971532195520922213236626322995347244446445129602785440405
0000009581075119715321955209222132366263229953472444464451296000
00000010041099127117202003213322512443274431323673501373071775100
1926 S 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base415076151320794911105111231345194920092087228526993675438965099918108943091353507
44591012074788339581075119715461969203521532423302439135096764510243175673844456182
00000095810751197154619692035215324233024391350967645102431756700
000000100410991271174819892061221925613350415158028782105692424000
1926 S 10C MS FBP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4554851673488479691115119014232051211321942399282838384575675710255112553169454678
486411222751488810181140126816322072214022622542316540845302792310588180683935557412
000000101811401268163220722140226225423165408453027923105881806800
000000106611651345184220922167233126853501432960309089109222488100
1926 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3745671392987458569901059127118651949206821792401272731263712536778852193537579
405291192447782901101311301469189319892105225325102860332142646206125682715039458
0000009011013113014691893198921052253251028603321426462061256800
0000009451036120016671921202821422327261829933517481570461725200
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Grade: MS 66 FB
Points: 6509
Owner: Sadler
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 990
Owner: RGR67
 
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