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: $1.23 (10/23/2017)
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: 4/14/2017

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1927 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 4.25 5.00 7.00 16.00 36.00 52.00 60.00 95.00 265 310 370 485 575 925 1575 2900 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1025 1850 4300 - -
1927 S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 370 425 500 1350 2300 7350 23000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2750 - 28500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 241
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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11/4/2017 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 19478


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8/20/1997 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0973, 973/Lot# 1296 $735.75
5/24/2000 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20061, 20061/Lot# 1231 $1,000.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2126 $1,380.00
1/13/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 734, 743/Lot# 41 $1,250.00
3/21/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 7495 $440.63
6/23/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 123249 $660.00
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1189/Lot# 3378 $1,762.50
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1075 $23,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1927 10C MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216202872163201227258378785893100111851312172422903099331147561489526312
1317234310217621023729851482192910621227144919132560317037938136187010
0000002102372985148219291062122714491913256031703793813600
00000021824833864985796511241270158721012829324042741151500
1927 10C MS S Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216202872163201227258378785941102811382009264345267198759290992695548321
13172343102176210237298514837970106514282220327154177329809415051340770
00000021023729851483797010651428222032715417732980941505100
00000021824833864988999911011719243238986307746185972100300
1927 10C MS S Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1620243281179220248282406838994109212062113277047157465786994162766149406
172127481141932292593235508901027113015082332341856327600838515498349090
000000229259323550890102711301508233234185632760083851549800
000000239271365694942105911681811255140676548773489002157900
1927 10C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91216246314718320923735175483894111171239163421792960316545651445025632
101319379115919221827548578287210001158137118162439302836327860181770
0000001922182754857828721000115813711816243930283632786000
00000020022831362081090710581198150219972700309740981115500
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 754
Owner: Killamj
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 105
Owner: Tak
 
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