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: $1.20 (7/24/2019)
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: 7/12/2019

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

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1342
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/23/2019 1961 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------1--5---216109181638299---1251
--------------11-22---6
----------------12----3
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Total------1--5---217110182642301---1260
 ------0 %--0 %---0 %1 %9 %14 %51 %24 %--- 
1961 10C MS Full Torch
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------113274316---91
------------------1---1
------------------1---1
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Total-------------113274318---93
 -------------1 %1 %3 %29 %46 %19 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/22/2004 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1965, 1965/Lot# 1313 $44.00
1/23/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #27015, 27015/Lot# 11250 $14.00
6/29/2009 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 388, 394/Lot# 274 $54.00
1/10/2011 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 2993, 2993/Lot# 1351 $23.00
10/12/2014 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 45133 $40.00
11/9/2015 NGC MS 67   Full Torch Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 24974 $329.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1961 10C MS Full Torch
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3366699121620242828285912356311032614456560408154
34667910131721252828388027074316073264505767450
00000010131721252828388027074316073264505700
000000111519232728284910241692321103915554800
1961 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366669912121620242424283272183674160938705224
46667910121317212424252945109347986236343210
00000010121317212424252945109347986236300
000000111215192324242731591465101297311600
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Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 2614
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 2614
Owner: dennis edwards
 
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