Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 21,560,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.25 (9/19/2017)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1940 S 10C MS obverse 1940 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1940 the San Francisco Mint tallied its highest mintage of dimes since 1917, but all such records would soon be broken once America entered the war the following year.

1940-S dimes typically display excellent luster that is sometimes semi-prooflike as a consequence of aggressive die-polishing to remove erosion lines and/or clash marks. Very few of these coins are uniformly brilliant throughout, so the PL designation remains quite rare. Also quite scarce as a percentage of overall survivorship are coins displaying Full Bands. This will remain true for S-Mint dimes through the end of this series.

The Wexler/Flynn book illustrates numerous DDO and DDR varieties, most of them quite minor. Several RPM varieties are known, as well, and the better of these are recognized by NGC.




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Last Updated: 4/19/2017

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1940 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.10 3.25 4.00 4.50 5.50 6.50 8.50 11.50 12.50 15.00 24.00 37.00 48.00 105 775 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 26.00 40.00 55.00 225 -
1940 S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 11.50 15.50 17.50 23.00 35.00 95.00 155 675 6000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 40.00 110 230 1400 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2726
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/3/2006 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2294, 2294/Lot# 1357 $38.00
11/13/2011 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/13/2011, 144/Lot# 24006 $16.00
7/8/2012 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131229/Lot# 24777 $26.00
3/17/2013 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 101891 $45.00
7/21/2013 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 761, 770/Lot# 105 $675.00
9/15/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131339/Lot# 20081 $40.00
9/22/2014 NGC MS 67   Full Bands Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 650 $575.00
10/24/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3505, 6059/Lot# 23122 $82.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69999912121620243245505998151194381147716772136
7999910121317212736475372116165256746154418300
000000121317212736475372116165256746154400
0000001215192329414856851331803191112161000
1940 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91212121212161620242837505467106167209409156117672245
101212121213161721253141515880126181276793163019260
000000161721253141515880126181276793163000
0000001619232734465363931471953421177169800
1940 S 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912121212121616202428456372941433515151363414145656930
10121212121316172125345166791102124067982289428253530
00000016172125345166791102124067982289428200
000000161923273957698712728246010803215442400
1940 S 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12161616161620202428325072811021593785511442431947567189
13161616161720212529385775881212324368482401446555670
00000020212529385775881212324368482401446500
000000202327314465789514030549311453360461000
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 2289
Owner: Kaiser141
 
Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 1363
Owner: Jwillie33
 
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