Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 255,250,000
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $2.00 (6/14/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1946 10C MS obverse 1946 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As the first emission of the Roosevelt Dime the 1946(P) issue was widely hoarded by both collectors and the general public. Mint State examples are thus quite plentiful across all grades through MS 67. The majority of these fall short of the Full Torch (FT) designation, as Philadelphia Mint coins of the 1940s are usually a bit weak in some details. Even so, enough examples survive that collectors will have no difficulty in securing a gem.

Numerous doubled-die varieties are known for both obverse and reverse, and the better of these are attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service. There were two obverse hubs used this year to produce dies, and these are most easily distinguished by the designer's initials, JS. The first hub shows this feature blurred and indistinct. There is not enough difference in rarity for these hub varieties to command much interest.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2021

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1946 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 3.00 4.75 5.00 5.25 6.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 70.00 1350 - -
$ 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 3.00 - - - - - - - - -
1946 10C MS FT
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 30.00 45.00 325 2000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 27.50 35.00 60.00 750 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2182
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/8/2021 1946 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--112--1429-41125511859803792--1657
---------------24332511-66
-----------------11---2
-----------------2----2
Total--112--1429-4112553189101640531-1727
 --0%0%0%--0%0%0%1%-0%1%1%3%11%59%23%0%0%- 
1946 10C MS FT
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1--2617114306727--525
---------------11152--10
------------------4---4
------------------3---3
Total----------1--2618115307849--542
 ----------0%--0%1%3%21%57%15%2%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 10C MS FT
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3121212121616161620242828283259812201586339055337470
61212121316161617212528282941661276752187410461797844
000000161617212528282941661276752187410400
0000001616192327282831507417411312789481900
1946 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base312121212121612121620242424283772143437230240005401
6121212121316121317212424253149962411059286844675671
00000016121317212424253149962411059286800
000000161215192324242734601193391680343400
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Grade: MS 68 FT
Points: 3390
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 2187
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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