Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 18,510,000
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: $1.48 (7/29/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1955 S 10C MS obverse 1955 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1954 the U. S. Mint determined that it was more cost effective to supply the western states by shipping Denver Mint coins than by making them locally in San Francisco. As a result, just two denominations were struck at the San Francisco Mint during the first three months of 1955 before coining ended there.

Collectors were well aware of these developments, and the cents and dimes dated 1955-S were massively hoarded. Examples of the latter remain extremely plentiful through MS 67, though precious few of these display FT details. Knowing that coining was to be discontinued, the San Francisco Mint ran its dies to the point of failure, and 1955-S dimes typically are quite mushy.

A single RPM variety is known, but it's quite minor.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/25/2016

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1955 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.75 1.80 1.85 1.95 2.00 2.10 2.25 2.30 2.60 3.75 4.35 4.60 5.00 10.00 18.00 28.00 87.50 1500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 300 -
1955 S 10C MS Full Torch
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 50.00 180 750 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3517
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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3/2/1998 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1028, 1028/Lot# 1352 $23.75
3/19/2009 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 349, 355/Lot# 5564 $16.00
10/30/2011 NGC MS 65   Full Torch GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/30/2011, 142/Lot# 19075 $20.00
9/22/2014 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 655 $127.00
5/8/2016 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131620/Lot# 25076 $20.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1955 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366669912121620242424283772115502212438705224
46667910121317212424253149862441043270643210
00000010121317212424253149862441043270600
000000111215192324242734601013731583328800
1955 S 10C MS Full Torch
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33666991216202428282837811436202120416565008775
34667910131721252828315210230211202802494372580
00000010131721252828315210230211202802494300
00000011151923272828346612246116203483572200
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Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 2120
Owner: chrisp2005
 
Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 2120
Owner: dennis edwards
 
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