Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,360,000
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Copper-Nickel Clad Copper
Weight: 2.2700g
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1965 SMS 10C MS obverse 1965 SMS 10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

In 1964, the United States faced a coinage shortage. Due to this, the mint ceased production of normal proof coins, which required significantly more work with die and planchet preparation. As a substitute, they created the Special Mint Set, which contained coins that weren't quite proofs, but were clearly of a higher quality than normal circulation coins. This allowed the mint to place more resources into producing coins for circulation. These special sets were issued in 1965, 1966 and 1967 before normal proof production started once more in 1968.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/30/2017

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1965 SMS 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.13 0.15 0.16 0.19 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.40 0.50 0.70 0.90 1.15 2.50 4.60 8.50 15.00 25.00 47.00 100.00 -
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1965 SMS 10C MS Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 90.00 250 2150 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 125 400 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2881
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/6/2005 NGC MS 68   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65082, 65082/Lot# 23200 $64.00
7/9/2006 PCGS MS 67   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2229, 2229/Lot# 1327 $358.40
7/10/2006 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 95, 100/Lot# 548 $6.90
8/13/2006 NGC MS 68   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 1033 $460.00
5/16/2010 NGC MS 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210054, 210054/Lot# 26309 $59.00
6/27/2010 PCGS MS 68   Teletrade Auction 2878, 2878/Lot# 1665 $14.00
3/24/2013 NGC MS 68   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/24/2013, 67/Lot# 103851 $55.00
12/29/2013 PCGS MS 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131401/Lot# 20396 $193.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1965 SMS 10C MS Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333366632123366990267132494445
3333333333346615622045741550286436480
0000003333346615622045741550286400
0000003333356623932857822111305600
1965 SMS 10C MS Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737414145505054595963678194106102163381798274037024432
37384142475051565960647285981061222365201445306139450
00000051565960647285981061222365201445306100
000000535759626676901021061433086592093338100
1965 SMS 10C MS Full Torch
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333666163759304423502725
33333333333466923441413444495760
000000333334669234414134444900
0000003333356613305222238347600
1965 SMS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333616375985190366620
3333333333333492344681202494510
00000033333334923446812024900
000000333333351330527615530700
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Grade: MS 67 CA
Points: 990
Owner: Wells Collection
 
Grade: MS 69
Points: 366
Owner: CRAMER
 
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