Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 114,010,203
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.23 (11/13/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1954 10C MS obverse 1954 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A huge mintage was combined with the well established practice of collectors and speculators of saving BU rolls each year to make this issue quite common in all grades through MS 66. Finer specimens become a bit elusive, as quality control was mediocre at the Philadelphia Mint during the 1950s. Budgets had been cut for all three mints after the war ended, and dies were used far beyond the point of becoming eroded and blurry. Nevertheless, FT examples seem to exist in sufficient supply for advanced collectors.

A doubled-die reverse variety has surfaced, with the doubling visible at the bottom of the torch.


GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/12/2019

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1954 10C MS
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Base $ 1.75 1.80 1.85 1.90 1.95 1.95 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.50 4.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 55.00 1500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 135 -
1954 10C MS FT
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20.00 30.00 65.00 235 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 80.00 1700 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1488
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 11/12/2019 1954 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----11---14--3847208807197---1277
---------------1312154--35
-----------------16---7
------------------3---3
Total----11---14--38482118202214--1322
 ----0 %0 %---0 %0 %--0 %1 %4 %16 %62 %17 %0 %-- 
1954 10C MS FT
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------847129261--211
---------------12-81--12
------------------1---1
------------------1---1
Total---------------949129362--225
 ---------------4 %22 %57 %16 %1 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/16/1996 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0876, 876/Lot# 1359 $23.75
4/12/2000 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1295, 1295/Lot# 1311 $32.75
4/25/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 487 $4.60
8/8/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26083, 26083/Lot# 11238 $11.00
9/26/2006 PCGS MS 66   Full Torch Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26101, 26101/Lot# 13508 $103.50
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 67   Full Torch Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3704 $517.50
5/11/2014 PCGS MS 66   Full Torch GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 189755 $82.50
11/9/2015 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 24952 $129.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1954 10C MS FT
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33666991216202428282832671635021505334554007290
346679101317212528282944992768362118403060300
000000101317212528282944992768362118403000
00000011151923272828315513138911712732471500
1954 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366669912121620242424283781163620212438705224
466679101213172124242531521083151121270643210
000000101213172124242531521083151121270600
000000111215192324242734661364681623328800
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 2706
Owner: rainbowroosie
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1623
Owner: Lablover
 
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