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: $1.24 (8/20/2019)
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: 2/22/2019

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1961 10C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 4.03 4.10 4.75 5.29 6.50 10.00 13.00 20.00 40.00 160 325
1961 10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.00 12.00 16.00 19.00 28.00 55.00 225 -
1961 10C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 10.00 16.00 22.00 30.00 50.00 110 400 3500
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 60.00 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7519
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: 8/20/2019 1961 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------3665020957426882195772-6503
-----------------8524019-119
-----------------------
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Total------------3665020958227402235791-6622
 ------------0 %0 %0 %1 %3 %9 %41 %34 %12 %- 
1961 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------21365231245209-765
-----------------3132114-51
-------------------1--1
-----------------------
Total---------------21368244267223-817
 ---------------0 %2 %8 %30 %33 %27 %- 
1961 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------10197311633-251
-------------------21-3
-----------------------
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Total----------------10197311834-254
 ----------------4 %7 %29 %46 %13 %- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/19/2003 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23084, 23084/Lot# 13535 $9.00
3/16/2008 PCGS PF 67   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2503, 2503/Lot# 1440 $23.00
6/30/2008 NGC PF 68   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 261, 267/Lot# 429 $18.00
5/8/2011 NGC PF 68   Ultra Cameo Teletrade Auction 3061, 3061/Lot# 1404 $97.75
1/29/2012 NGC PF 68   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/29/2012, 5/Lot# 6568 $82.50
8/19/2012 PCGS PF 69   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/19/2012, 36/Lot# 65935 $204.60
7/27/2013 PCGS   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1807 $2,115.00
4/6/2014 NGC PF 69   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 184713 $213.39


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1961 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base666999999121216162020456376115220674921
66799999101213161720285167891503717560
000000991012131617202851678915037100
0000009911121516192037577210218552300
1961 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 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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