Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,360,000
Catalog: KM-195a
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Copper-Nickel Clad Copper
Weight: 2.27g
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 10/13/2015

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1965 SMS 10C MS
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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 $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 100.00 400 2350 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 140 750 -
1965 SMS 10C MS Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2489
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/20/1997 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 0990, 990/Lot# 1429 $8.75
10/31/1999 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1229, 1229/Lot# 1115 $17.75
9/7/2004 NGC MS 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24092, 24092/Lot# 11430 $75.90
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 68   Teletrade Auction 2046, 2046/Lot# 1338 $38.00
7/10/2005 PCGS MS 68   Teletrade Auction 2063, 2063/Lot# 1488 $26.00
7/10/2006 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 95, 100/Lot# 548 $6.90
6/18/2007 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 2383, 2383/Lot# 2354 $73.00
10/14/2012 NGC MS 68   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/14/2012, 44/Lot# 68971 $45.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1965 SMS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333616375985190366620
3333333333333492344681202494510
00000033333334923446812024900
000000333333351330527615530700
1965 SMS 10C MS Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333366632123366990267132494445
3333333333346615622045741550286436480
0000003333346615622045741550286400
0000003333356623932857822111305600
1965 SMS 10C MS Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737414145505054595963678194106820127123023126334037025014
3738414247505156596064728598344970161525773197346141390
0000005156596064728598344970161525773197346100
000000535759626676901025821121195828513269358100
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Grade: MS 69
Points: 366
Owner: CRAMER
 
Grade: MS 66 CAMEO
Points: 366
Owner: Guy E. Sikes
 
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