Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,261,583
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Copper-Nickel Clad Copper
Weight: 2.2700g
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1966 SMS 10C MS obverse 1966 SMS 10C MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

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.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/27/2017

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1966 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 44.00 230 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1966 SMS 10C MS Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 50.00 85.00 310 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 125 -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2529
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/15/1996 NGC MS 69   Teletrade Auction 0806, 806/Lot# 320 $327.00
12/1/1997 NGC MS 68   Teletrade Auction 1002, 1002/Lot# 1305 $20.75
12/2/1998 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1111, 1111/Lot# 1352 $11.75
12/21/2005 PCGS MS 68   Teletrade Auction 2135, 2135/Lot# 1302 $32.00
6/4/2007 PCGS MS 68   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2007 May/June Long Beach, CA Final Session #439, 439/Lot# 7740 $299.00
8/6/2008 PCGS MS 68   Teletrade Auction 2567, 2567/Lot# 1152 $26.00
8/25/2013 NGC MS 68   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 93940 $82.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1966 SMS 10C MS Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333666204522033683811661421
33333333333466112810325950394712510
00000033333466112810325950394700
000000333335661537162297671105700
1966 SMS 10C MS Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base373741414550505459596367819410620123726538998212391505
3738414247505156596064728598138213246306587106813280
0000005156596064728598138213246306587106800
00000053575962667690102169225256348784115300
1966 SMS 10C MS Full Torch
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333691216375922790812391505
333333333334710132344115454101813280
000000333334710132344115454101800
000000333335811153052171681112900
1966 SMS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333366616375985179684990
3333333333346692344681163477860
00000033333466923446811634700
000000333335661330527614851600
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 69 CA
Points: 1166
Owner: Gene's Gems
 
Grade: MS 68 CAMEO
Points: 838
Owner: Allen
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

Not What They Seem

9/21/2007 — In the years since the U.S. opened multiple mints, there have been a number of instances in which coins have been struck without a mintmark letter. NGC’s David Lange examines the history of these anonymous coins.
View full article >
The “Anonymous” Coins of 1965-67

10/1/2003 — The mid-1960s was a rollercoaster ride for coin collectors. Prices, particularly for proof and uncirculated coins of recent years, peaked in the spring of 1964.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer