Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,843,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.26 (10/16/2019)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1930 S 10C MS obverse 1930 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The production of coins slowed considerably in 1930, due to the effects of the Great Depression. Many 1930-S dimes remained in vaults for a few years until the demand for fresh coin reappeared in 1934-35. By this time collectors were already alerted to this low mintage issue and preserved a fair number of Mint State pieces.

1930-S dimes are scarce in the higher circulated grades, but Mint State survivors are more plentiful than they would have been under normal economic conditions, and this holds down the value of worn pieces. Gems are not rare, though very few of these have Full Bands.

One reverse die shows the mintmark repunched east of the first impression, but the separation is slight.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/11/2019

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1930 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.25 4.00 5.50 14.00 25.00 50.00 60.00 65.00 70.00 90.00 100.00 135 150 175 235 455 1500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 190 260 565 - -
1930 S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 110 135 190 240 350 1000 2050 6250 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1075 2800 13500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 322
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
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: 10/8/2019 1930 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1281222220-616264854374---231
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----------------1-----1
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Total--1281222220-616264855374---232
 --0 %1 %3 %0 %1 %1 %1 %1 %9 %-3 %7 %11 %21 %24 %16 %2 %--- 
1930 S 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------5123027152---91
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----------------11----2
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Total-------------5123028162---93
 -------------5 %13 %32 %30 %17 %2 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
6/5/2008 NGC MS 65   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 254, 260/Lot# 6274 $690.00
5/19/2010 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2857, 2857/Lot# 1444 $195.50
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1337 $218.50
12/9/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/09/2012, 52/Lot# 87868 $160.73
1/13/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131304/Lot# 20952 $367.78
3/29/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131514/Lot# 21126 $293.75
7/17/2015 PCGS   Full Bands Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 4247 $5,287.50
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(3), 1231/Lot# 4944 $1,880.00
7/7/2016 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1237/Lot# 3382 $5,170.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1930 10C MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121620243289147205227251285363426474539604721114620722994628711178
131721275110816621223526231138444249656164386314552379409279170
00000016621223526231138444249656164386314552379409200
000000186220243274337405458517582682100417632687518900
1930 10C MS S Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216202432891472052272512853954635977059081531255542904559971517463
131721275110816621223526232241850863377311161872313343806278122980
0000001662122352623224185086337731116187231334380627800
0000001862202432743584405526698401323221437124469799600
1930 10C MS S Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16202428379816322324827231142650064275296616172680455247501004817975
172125315712018323125628534945154767982311831971330446186516126900
0000001832312562853494515476798231183197133044618651600
0000002032402642983884755957158951400232639284684828200
1930 10C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91216202881135186209230262336395463502563674108119692860605310818
10131723469915219421624128735641847652260081013772266392476410
00000015219421624128735641847652260081013772266392400
00000016920122325131137544048954363794516732563498900
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 1081
Owner: CBC
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1081
Owner: dabrown
 
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