Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 93,730,000
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.77 (9/21/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1961 10C MS obverse 1961 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Starting this year and lasting through the early years of clad coinage, mintages rose dramatically in response to a growing shortage of coins. It ultimately turned out that there were enough coins to go around, but they were not being returned to circulation in a timely manner by coin-operated businesses.

1961(P) dimes were hoarded in bag quantities, though a certain percentage of these pieces were melted during periods when their bullion value greatly exceeded their numismatic value. Certified examples are plentiful through MS 67, but examples having FT details are in very short supply. Collectors should be alert for pieces that are semi-prooflike as a result of having been coined from retired proof dies.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/13/2020

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1961 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 40.00 90.00 - - -
1961 10C MS FT
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 90.00 265 1400 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 470 3850 -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1384
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 9/15/2020 1961 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------1--5---2161101856533041--1277
--------------11-22---6
----------------12----3
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Total------1--5---2171111866573061--1286
 ------0%--0%---0%1%9%14%51%24%0%-- 
1961 10C MS FT
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------113315417---107
------------------11--2
------------------1---1
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Total-------------1133154191--110
 -------------1%1%3%28%49%17%1%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1961 10C MS FT
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3366699121620242828285912356311032614456560408154
34667910131721252828388027074316073264505767450
00000010131721252828388027074316073264505700
000000111519232728284910241692321103915554800
1961 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366669912121620242424283272183674160938705224
46667910121317212424252945109347986236343210
00000010121317212424252945109347986236300
000000111215192324242731591465101297311600
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Grade: MS 68 FT
Points: 5057
Owner: Pokeplayer101
 
Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 3264
Owner: Simple Collector
 
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