Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 22,860,000
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: $1.42 (7/24/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1954 S 10C MS obverse 1954 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1954-S dimes were widely hoarded at the time of issue, and gems are plentiful through MS 67. Only a small percentage of these merit the FT designation, due to the tendency of San Francisco to run its dies way too long until they suffered loss of detail.

A couple of RPM varieties are known for this issue, and one of these has a very dramatic spread between mintmark punchings.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/25/2016

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1954 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.70 1.75 1.80 1.85 1.90 1.95 2.00 2.05 2.10 3.50 4.35 4.60 5.00 10.00 20.00 27.00 55.00 2100 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 575 -
1954 S 10C MS Full Torch
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 65.00 90.00 615 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2205
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/28/1999 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20011, 20011/Lot# 1134 $40.00
5/4/2004 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24052, 24052/Lot# 11414 $25.00
11/6/2004 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #64112, 64112/Lot# 24329 $23.00
12/19/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #67, 72/Lot# 368 $11.50
10/9/2011 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/09/2011, 139/Lot# 19608 $31.00
7/8/2012 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 3307, 3307/Lot# 1433 $1,350.00
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 67   Full Torch Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7646 $387.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1954 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366669912121620242424283781143409226838705224
466679101213172124242531521022321029280243210
000000101213172124242531521022321029280200
000000111215192324242734661223201648333600
1954 S 10C MS Full Torch
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33666991216202428282837593204231875388554007290
3466791013172125282831441463549072545439060300
0000001013172125282831441463549072545439000
00000011151923272828345223338913913215489500
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Grade: MS 68 FT
Points: 4588
Owner: David Sachs
 
Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 2545
Owner: Jason Colinger
 
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