Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,028,244
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.76 (9/29/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1961 10C PF obverse 1961 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The excitement generated by the scarce Small Date proof cents of 1960 created countless new coin collectors and speculators, setting off a real boom in the hobby that peaked four years later. The influence of all this superheated activity was a near doubling of proof set sales in 1961 over the previous year's total.

1961 proof dimes are plentiful through PF 69. The great increase in the number of fresh dies employed led to a relatively high availability of both Cameo and Ultra Cameo specimens. While certainly not common, there appear to be enough of these to meet the needs of advanced collectors.

At least two DDR varieties are known, but these pale in comparison to the more dramatic ones for 1960.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/26/2020

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1961 10C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 2.90 4.05 4.75 5.00 6.00 10.00 13.00 19.00 40.00 160 325
1961 10C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.00 12.00 16.00 19.00 28.00 55.00 225 -
1961 10C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 10.00 16.00 22.00 30.00 47.50 110 400 3500
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 60.00 -

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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: 7869
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/29/2020 1961 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------3675121359428082285835-6802
-----------------9545030-143
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Total------------3675121360328622335865-6945
 ------------0%0%0%1%3%9%41%34%12%- 
1961 10C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------21365253264217-814
-----------------5172416-62
-------------------1--1
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Total---------------21370270289233-877
 ---------------0%1%8%31%33%27%- 
1961 10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------10197411733-253
-------------------21-3
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Total----------------10197411934-256
 ----------------4%7%29%46%13%- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1961 10C PF CA
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Base666999999121216162020456376115220674921
66799999101213161720285167891503717560
000000991012131617202851678915037100
0000009911121516192037577210218552300
1961 10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12121212161616162020202428323763891232013959903238
1212121316161617202021252934467210014926659317390
0000001617202021252934467210014926659300
0000001619202023273135548011217533079200
1961 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base666666999991212161624375081163527865
666667999910121316192841601082846400
0000009999101213161928416010828400
0000009999111215162133467113640600
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Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 990
Owner: drillermichael
 
Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 990
Owner: KD
 
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