Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 255,250,000
Catalog: KM-195
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.46 (7/28/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/25/2016

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1946 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.00 3.10 3.20 3.30 3.50 3.60 3.75 3.85 3.95 4.90 5.00 5.25 6.00 10.00 18.00 32.50 90.00 1750 - -
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1946 10C MS Full Torch
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 47.50 515 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1350 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1635
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/30/2007 NGC MS 66   Full Torch David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 163, 168/Lot# 739 $16.10
10/2/2007 PCGS MS 66   Full Torch Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27102, 27102/Lot# 11473 $22.00
3/29/2010 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 2831, 2831/Lot# 1341 $63.25
10/28/2012 NGC MS 65   Full Torch GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/28/2012, 46/Lot# 66589 $26.58
2/24/2013 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 53161 $20.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 67   Full Torch Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30424 $66.98
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 67   Full Torch Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1085 $793.12
10/8/2014 PCGS MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1210/Lot# 3426 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base312121212121612121620242424283772143437230240005401
6121212121316121317212424253149962411059286844670
00000016121317212424253149962411059286800
000000161215192324242734601193391680343400
1946 10C MS Full Torch
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3121212121616161620242828283259812201586339055337470
61212121316161617212528282941661276752187410461790
000000161617212528282941661276752187410400
0000001616192327282831507417411312789481900
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Grade: MS 68 FT
Points: 3390
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 68 FT
Points: 3390
Owner: Paul Kiraly
 
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