Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 164,919,790
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $2.04 (8/11/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1959 D 10C MS obverse 1959 D 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The American economy was in full swing during 1959, and the Denver Mint again topped its own record for dime production that year. 1959(P) dimes were hoarded by the BU roll and even by the bag, though many of these coins were presumably destroyed during the big silver run-up of 1979-80. At that time their collector value was not sufficient to save them.

Common through MS 67, the high percentage of FT examples may represent the effects of bulk grading, in which only those coins meeting a specified minimum actually get holdered and appear in the Census.

While only a few RPM varieties have surfaced, two of these are quite desirable, one having the first D punched upside down.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/13/2020

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1959 D 10C MS
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Base $ 1.75 1.80 1.85 1.90 1.95 2.00 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.50 4.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 25.00 35.00 - - -
1959 D 10C MS FT
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15.00 20.00 30.00 110 1750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 300 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1312
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: 8/4/2020 1959 D 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----111-132--122061395222---710
------------------4---4
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Total----111-132--122061395226---714
 ----0%0%0%-0%0%0%--0%0%3%9%55%32%--- 
1959 D 10C MS FT
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------25301312951345--602
-----------------22---4
-----------------14---5
------------------1---1
Total-------------25301312981415--612
 -------------0%1%5%21%49%23%1%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1959 D 10C MS FT
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base336669912121620242424285981143579215454007290
346679101213172124242538661022881104323660300
000000101213172124242538661022881104323600
000000111215192324242749741224341629431800
1959 D 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366669912121620242424283272115336130936004860
4666791012131721242425294586189660207340200
0000001012131721242425294586189660207300
00000011121519232424273159101262985283600
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Grade: MS 68 FT
Points: 2154
Owner: Simple Collector
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 660
Owner: Lablover
 
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