Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 13,510,000
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.26 (10/16/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1949 S 10C MS obverse 1949 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1949-S dime has the second lowest mintage for Roosevelt Dimes of all dates and mints during the silver series, and it was immediately targeted by speculators for hoarding. Their efforts were moderately successful, and the supply of Mint State coins is adequate to the demand. The huge certified population, even in higher grades, reflects continued interest in this premium issue. Due to the policy of the San Francisco Mint to run dies way too long, most survivors reveal blurry, eroded details and overall poor strikes. Thus, FT specimens are very scarce in any grade.

Two RPM varieties are known, but these are too minor to appeal to general collectors, though they are sought by specialists.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/28/2019

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1949 S 10C MS
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Base $ 3.75 4.15 4.35 4.60 5.25 7.00 7.50 8.00 9.00 10.95 12.50 15.00 20.00 29.00 35.00 60.00 80.00 915 - -
$ - - - - - - - 17.50 22.00 30.00 45.00 70.00 275 -
1949 S 10C MS Full Torch
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 65.00 75.00 130 650 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 70.00 100.00 225 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2561
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1949 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----1112214-2213772811023106216--2497
---------------1413291--48
-----------------981--18
------------------4---4
Total-----1112214-2213782851045110318--2567
 -----0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %-0 %0 %1 %3 %11 %41 %43 %1 %-- 
1949 S 10C MS Full Torch
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1472417---53
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-----------------11---2
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Total--------------1472518---55
 --------------2 %7 %13 %45 %33 %--- 
1949 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-252---10
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-----------------------
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Total--------------1-252---10
 --------------10 %-20 %50 %20 %--- 
1949 S 10C MS Full Torch, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------------1---1
-----------------1----1
-----------------------
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Total-----------------11---2
 -----------------50 %50 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/2006 NGC MS 67   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 113 $81.00
3/20/2008 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 231, 237/Lot# 5514 $74.75
11/20/2012 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3385, 3385/Lot# 1096 $46.00
3/23/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131413/Lot# 24173 $30.00
6/16/2014 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20241 $57.58
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 155089 $75.00
6/13/2018 NGC MS 67   Full Torch Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131825/Lot# 25312 $480.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1949 10C MS S Full Torch
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base336669162432415059636710212328811382699469470009450
3466711192735445360647910917857116583364546378170
000000192735445360647910917857116583364546300
000000212938475662669011623385521794029623100
1949 10C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3121212161620243241506781102155163220304837252542005670
61212131617212735445672881201581822484821400308346900
000000212735445672881201581822484821400308300
000000232938476176951371602012766591962364200
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Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 2699
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 2699
Owner: andold
 
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