Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 31,630,000
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.05 (10/22/2018)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1951 S 10C MS obverse 1951 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1951-S dimes are plentiful in Mint State from the many rolls saved at the time of issue, but this entry suffers mightily from very poor quality control. Most survivors are poorly struck from heavily worn dies. Gems are certainly not in short supply, but collectors should cherrypick the better strikes from among the many certified examples. Full Torch specimens are scarce.

Several RPMs are known, but only one of them is distinctive enough to attract interest beyond specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/22/2017

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1951 S 10C MS
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Base $ 3.00 3.10 3.20 3.30 3.50 3.60 3.75 5.25 5.75 6.65 7.00 8.50 13.00 18.50 25.00 35.00 90.00 1425 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 300 -
1951 S 10C MS Full Torch
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 58.00 215 3400 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 70.00 700 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1719
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 66
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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2018 1951 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--11-1---14-1342110665465022--1469
-----------------9223--34
-----------------26---8
------------------3---3
Total--11-1---14-1342110666568125--1514
 --0 %0 %-0 %---0 %0 %-0 %0 %0 %1 %7 %44 %45 %2 %-- 
1951 S 10C MS Full Torch
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------2-225124941--248
-----------------172--10
-----------------15---6
------------------4---4
Total-------------2-2251261103--268
 -------------1 %-1 %9 %47 %41 %1 %-- 
1951 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-1-----2
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Total--------------1-1-----2
 --------------50 %-50 %----- 

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5/13/1998 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1049, 1049/Lot# 1327 $35.97
2/23/2000 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1275, 1275/Lot# 1209 $54.50
12/16/2008 PCGS MS 65   Full Torch Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28124, 28124/Lot# 24114 $40.00
3/19/2009 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 349, 355/Lot# 5498 $36.00
6/24/2012 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/24/2012, 28/Lot# 58543 $36.00
8/2/2012 NGC MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 8036 $1,116.25
10/29/2015 PCGS MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1225/Lot# 4216 $705.00
11/9/2015 NGC MS 67   Full Torch Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 24947 $176.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1951 10C MS S Full Torch
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Base336669121616202428282837591233951138307554007290
3466710131617212528283144802146431784385060300
000000131617212528283144802146431784385000
0000001516192327282834521023048902429462500
1951 10C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3121212121216161620202424325076102183551206838705224
61212121213161617202124273859851293061057266943210
000000161617202124273859851293061057266900
000000161619202324294467931564281562326900
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Grade: MS 68 FT
Points: 3850
Owner: Paul Kiraly 31
 
Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 2429
Owner: Lablover
 
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