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: 7/2/2019

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1965 SMS 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 1.00 1.50 2.00 2.50 5.00 10.00 15.00 25.00 40.00 55.00 -
1965 SMS 10C MS Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 80.00 170 625 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 90.00 300 1350
1965 SMS 10C MS Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3670
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1965 SMS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1105435719141106112-3554
----------------2-246--32
------------------21--3
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Total--------------1105635719401113112-3589
 --------------0 %0 %2 %10 %54 %31 %3 %- 
1965 SMS 10C MS Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------72561202-115
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Total----------------72561202-115
 ----------------6 %22 %53 %17 %2 %- 
1965 SMS 10C MS Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------------1---1
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Total------------------1---1
 ------------------100 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/29/1997 PCGS MS 68   Cameo Teletrade Auction 0984, 984/Lot# 1345 $305.20
7/16/2001 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1460, 1460/Lot# 1397 $11.75
5/5/2004 PCGS MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 12015 $103.50
7/10/2006 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 95, 100/Lot# 548 $6.90
4/4/2010 NGC MS 69   Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210042, 210042/Lot# 22087 $1,038.45
8/31/2014 NGC MS 69   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 202904 $1,166.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1965 SMS 10C MS Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333366632123336725255528533176
3333333333346615621944661335265429610
0000003333346615621944661335265400
0000003333356623932655951945275400
1965 SMS 10C MS Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737414145505054595963678194106102163381798274029883322
37384142475051565960647285981061222365201445282330990
00000051565960647285981061222365201445282300
000000535759626676901021061433086592093290500
1965 SMS 10C MS Full Torch
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333336612203767102205395477
33333333333468152647791362684220
000000333334681526477913626800
0000003333356101731579017133200
1965 SMS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333916325985190366437
33333333333335112141681202493900
000000333333351121416812024900
000000333333371427507615530700
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Grade: MS 67 CAMEO
Points: 725
Owner: lightningsquid
 
Grade: MS 67 CAMEO
Points: 725
Owner: sgmbrock
 
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