Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
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 (10/16/2017)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1945 S MICRO S 10C MS obverse 1945 S MICRO S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Micro S mintmark, unique to 1945 within the Mercury series, is not rare but is very popular with collectors. It was almost certainly an error to utilize this punch in preparing dime dies, yet several such dies were employed during 1945. This mintmark was prepared in 1907 for identifying coins struck at the San Francisco Mint that bore designs unique to the Philippine Islands. The 1945-S dime is the only regular issue type known to have been coined with this tiny letter S.

Though examples are fairly plentiful in grades as high as MS 66, the certified population drops off quickly above that level. Since 1945-S dimes of all varieties are poorly struck in most instances, the Micro S issue is exceedingly rare with Full Bands.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/20/2017

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1945 S MICRO S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.75 3.00 3.25 3.75 7.00 15.00 20.00 22.00 25.00 31.00 32.00 33.00 40.00 55.00 110 150 520 2850 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 65.00 120 175 950 -
1945 S MICRO S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 35.00 40.00 50.00 85.00 215 625 1400 3900 23000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 1650 6000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1125
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/7/1996 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0813, 813/Lot# 335 $39.24
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 336 $109.25
5/28/2008 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 8134 $546.25
12/4/2008 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 1186 $5,175.00
3/28/2011 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 570, 577/Lot# 1293 $164.45
9/18/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131139/Lot# 20898 $126.50
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30423 $88.13
2/2/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 168208 $155.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 S 10C MS MICRO S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91212121628456789981151391431471792414265391235307334145310
1012121320345274921041231401441582003034647711848318740460
0000005274921041231401441582003034647711848318700
00000060829510913114214616822036450110032460330000
1945 S 10C MS MICRO S Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91212121628456789981151431632013206531303204834067198735117804
1012121320345274921041241501762414318701551250146707249108350
000000527492104124150176241431870155125014670724900
0000006082951091341561882805421086180029535934730000
1945 S 10C MS MICRO S Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216161620325076981061271591792203486971377215435607465762218324
13161617243859831011131381661932634649241636262348627517111890
0000005983101113138166193263464924163626234862751700
00000067911031201481722063055811150189530916163757000
1945 S 10C MS MICRO S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69991224415981891021271311351632203955021166293632655103
799101630476684931101281321441822784317231756304638780
000000476684931101281321441822784317231756304600
000000537486981191301341542013374669452346315500
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1166
Owner: Clay
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1166
Owner: Ribeye_Jack
 
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