Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 7,400,000
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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1928 S 10C MS obverse 1928 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is one of the more available San Francisco Mint dimes of the 1920s, only 1929-S being more common. Most are less than fully struck, however, and coins certified as Full Bands are distinctly in the minority. Circulated pieces are reasonably common through grade XF, probably as a result of the hoarding experienced for all S-Mint coins of this decade.

Two sizes of mintmark were applied to reverse dies for this issue. The usual, Small S mintmark is by far the more common, while the Large S variety (photos) is very scarce. Study of its rarity is still ongoing, but it now seems that fewer than 5% of 1928-S dimes bear the Large S, which was not used at all for any other date in this series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/3/2020

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1928 S 10C MS
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1928 S 10C MS FB
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 423
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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 1928 S 10C MS
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Base--2324867122411129306977388---331
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-------------1---2----3
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Total--2324867122411130306977408---334
 --1%1%1%1%2%2%2%4%7%0%3%9%9%21%23%12%2%--- 
1928 S 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------12143619101---92
---------------1------1
-----------------21---3
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Total-------------12143719122---96
 -------------13%15%39%20%13%2%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1928 S 10C MS PL
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Base121616202810215520923027839549755172191110101115147224513622936216619
1316172353120173216246317429515608784944104512341798284155351178117450
0000001732162463174295156087849441045123417982841553500
0000001912232623564635336648489771080135321253232744900
1928 S 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12161620281021552092302783955025868021081147725853657785982791595528669
131617235312017321624631743153065889512131846294250587999108382019330102
000000173216246317431530658895121318462942505879991083800
000000191223262356466558730988134522163300645881391339600
1928 S 10C MS FBP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16202024321151712272513014265396298541146156127103819814485741643529407
172021276013419023526834346456970495112841944308052618287111942075930877
000000190235268343464569704951128419443080526182871119400
0000002082432843845015997791049142323273449670284311381500
1928 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912121624941431902122553664635156748569491051139323353467904716135
101213194711015919722629239848056873588798311651707271253271141016942
000000159197226292398480568735887983116517072712532700
0000001742052413294314986217959181017127920213090718700
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 1393
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 856
Owner: George Old Salt
 
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