Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,770,000
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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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: 10/9/2020

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1927 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 5.00 6.00 9.00 22.00 35.00 70.00 80.00 135 275 300 360 525 800 1000 1300 2600 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 600 870 1150 1850 4000 - -
1927 S 10C MS FB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 400 475 650 1950 2650 9000 14000 65000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1000 2200 2950 9500 19000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 272
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 1927 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base214198454734115233045329----234
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---------------1------1
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Total214198454734115233046329----235
 1%0%2%0%4%3%2%2%2%3%14%0%6%10%13%20%14%4%---- 
1927 S 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------121017521---38
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Total------------121017521---38
 ------------3%5%26%45%13%5%3%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1927 S 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216202872163201227258378785893100111851312172422903099331147561489526312
13172343102176210237298514821929106212271449191325603170379381361870127628
0000002102372985148219291062122714491913256031703793813600
00000021824833864985796511241270158721012829324042741151500
1927 S 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216202872163201227258378785941102811382009264345267198759290992695548321
131723431021762102372985148379701065142822203271541773298094150513407750737
00000021023729851483797010651428222032715417732980941505100
00000021824833864988999911011719243238986307746185972100300
1927 S 10C MS FBP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1620243281179220248282406838994109212062113277047157465786994162766149406
1721274811419322925932355089010271130150823323418563276008385154983490951876
000000229259323550890102711301508233234185632760083851549800
000000239271365694942105911681811255140676548773489002157900
1927 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91216246314718320923735175483894111171239163421792960316545651445025632
1013193791159192218275485782872100011581371181624393028363278601817726914
0000001922182754857828721000115813711816243930283632786000
00000020022831362081090710581198150219972700309740981115500
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 7592
Owner: Sadler
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 754
Owner: craig fox
 
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