Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 929,360,000
Catalog: KM-195
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.35 (8/29/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1964 10C MS obverse 1964 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

One outcome of the great coin shortage of the early 1960s was that Congress froze the date 1964 for coins produced after that year, resulting in a tremendous mintage for 1964(P) dimes that lasted into the following year. In fact, three quarters of the 1964(P) dimes were coined during 1965. Since it was already known that silver coinage was coming to an end, speculators put away thousands of bags of freshly minted pieces. The result was an extremely common coin in overall numbers but one that is a bit elusive in the higher grades. Collectors of the time were content to fill holes in their albums with BU coins of any quality, and gems were not appreciated until decades later.

Several DDR varieties are known for 1964(P) dimes, and the best of these is very distinct. There were two different obverse master dies for this issue, one having numeral 9 ending in a rounded point, while the other displays a short-tailed 9 with a blunt end. The Pointed 9 is believed to have come first and is more scarce, but most collectors seem indifferent to these varieties.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/25/2016

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1964 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.70 1.75 1.80 1.85 1.90 1.95 2.00 2.05 2.10 2.65 3.50 4.30 4.50 12.50 23.00 35.00 235 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 900 -
1964 10C MS Full Torch
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 135 700 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1375 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1504
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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3/12/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 130, 135/Lot# 540 $9.20
11/11/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2447, 2447/Lot# 1407 $78.40
10/31/2010 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 2951, 2951/Lot# 1619 $287.50
7/3/2011 NGC MS 66   Full Torch GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/03/2011, 124/Lot# 9632 $35.00
12/25/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131201/Lot# 28691 $30.00
5/4/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131419/Lot# 26113 $158.63
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20155 $30.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1964 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base336669912121620242424283245106908160938705224
34667910121317212424252936653731142236343210
00000010121317212424252936653731142236300
00000011121519232424273141866411375311600
1964 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base336669912162024282828323750119966169740385435
34667910131721252828293341734011209247745030
00000010131721252828293341734011209247700
00000011141822262828303545966831453325700
1964 10C MS Full Torch
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3366699121620242828283759815632075384555007425
3466791013172125282831446624210672665439761420
0000001013172125282831446624210672665439700
0000001115192327282834527440215713255494800
1964 10C MS Full Torch, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3366699121620283232324167896042181401357197698
3466791013172229323235497426011292791458163780
0000001013172229323235497426011292791458100
0000001114182530323238588143216553402515000
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Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 3255
Owner: Ken Mercer
 
Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 2075
Owner: dennis edwards
 
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