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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Last Updated: 6/26/2020

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1965 SMS 10C MS
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 1.00 1.50 2.00 2.65 5.00 10.00 15.00 25.00 40.00 55.00 -
1965 SMS 10C MS CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 20.25 34.00 40.00 80.00 160 650 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 90.00 300 1350
1965 SMS 10C MS UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2500 - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3731
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: 8/11/2020 1965 SMS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1105536019391112113-3590
----------------22249--37
------------------21--3
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Total--------------1105736219651122113-3630
 --------------0%0%2%10%54%31%3%- 
1965 SMS 10C MS CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------82874282-140
-----------------1----1
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Total----------------82974282-141
 ----------------6%21%52%20%1%- 
1965 SMS 10C MS UC
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Base------------------1---1
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Total------------------1---1
 ------------------100%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1965 SMS 10C MS CA
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Base33333333333366632123336725255528533176
3333333333346615621944661335265429610
0000003333346615621944661335265400
0000003333356623932655951945275400
1965 SMS 10C MS UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737414145505054595963678194106102163381798274029883322
37384142475051565960647285981061222365201445282330990
00000051565960647285981061222365201445282300
000000535759626676901021061433086592093290500
1965 SMS 10C MS FT
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Base3333333333336612203767102205395477
33333333333468152647791362684220
000000333334681526477913626800
0000003333356101731579017133200
1965 SMS 10C MS
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Base33333333333333916325985190366437
33333333333335112141681202493900
000000333333351121416812024900
000000333333371427507615530700
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Grade: MS 68 CAMEO
Points: 2555
Owner: dianruf
 
Grade: MS 68 CAMEO
Points: 2555
Owner: Joel Schram
 
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