Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 51,386
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.21 (5/24/2018)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1950 10C PF obverse 1950 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Proof coins were offered in 1950 for the first time since being interrupted by World War II in 1942. Whereas previously collectors could order just those denominations they desired, from 1950 to the present day only complete, pre-packaged sets are sold by the U. S. Mint. The individual plastic sleeves of 1936-42 were still used, but these were stapled together and placed within a square, cardboard box that was then sealed with heavy paper tape.

An eight year suspension in the coining of proofs meant that the Philadelphia Mint had to relearn the process before perfecting it. As a consequence, this first emission of proof Roosevelt Dimes included many coins that were only semi-brilliant. Those struck from dies that were more fully polished may sometimes show a lack of low-relief details, as these were abraded from the dies, but this is not a big issue with 1950 proof dimes.

Gems of this issue have been certified in good numbers through PF 67, but examples displaying enough contrast on both sides to be certified as Cameo are very scarce and highly sought. Ultra Cameo proofs are extremely rare.

A very minor doubled-die reverse is noted for the sake of completeness.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/30/2017

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1950 10C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 16.00 18.00 20.00 26.00 33.00 45.00 75.00 175 450 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 30.00 37.00 50.00 85.00 - -
1950 10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 38.00 62.00 160 200 475 1200 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 43.00 70.00 175 225 600 1700
1950 10C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 650 1100 2650 6000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 700 1300 2850 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1598
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/21/2018 1950 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------3416761884655081252-1387
-----------------42683-41
------------------2---2
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Total------------3416761884695361335-1430
 ------------0 %0 %1 %5 %13 %33 %37 %9 %0 %- 
1950 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------25135592271-195
-----------------186--15
-------------------1--1
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Total--------------251356100341-211
 --------------1 %2 %6 %27 %47 %16 %0 %- 
1950 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------2464--16
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-----------------------
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Total----------------2464--16
 ----------------13 %25 %38 %25 %-- 

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2/10/2008 NGC PF 68   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 207 $144.00
12/1/2008 NGC PF 65   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 305, 311/Lot# 691 $126.50
7/18/2010 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2890, 2890/Lot# 1800 $126.50
9/22/2010 PCGS PF 68   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 3878 $920.00
9/7/2014 PCGS PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 218503 $36.00
2/26/2015 PCGS PF 68   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 7287 $376.00
7/21/2015 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32933 $188.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1950 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37414145505054595963677281891552445276201103188621242385
384142475051565960646975841111853385587811364196522110
000000565960646975841111853385587811364196500
000000575962667078861332144335899421625204500
1950 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base414550505459596367727681941061711138133317992834414145655021
424750515659606469737885981284931203148821443270428247170
000000606469737885981284931203148821443270428200
0000006266707579901021498161268164424893705442400
1950 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3237374141454550545459637281106135183288563106612231396
3437384142454751545660667589116151218380731111812810
0000004751545660667589116151218380731111800
0000004853545762697898125167253471898117100
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Grade: PF 69 CAMEO
Points: 2124
Owner: C1
 
Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 1364
Owner: Ultra Cameo Collection
 
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