Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,261,583
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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1966 SMS 10C MS obverse 1966 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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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 44.00 125 -
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1966 SMS 10C MS Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 50.00 85.00 450 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 125 -
1966 SMS 10C MS Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2461
Low Grade: 63
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
12/22/2003 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1822, 1822/Lot# 1287 $11.00
12/14/2004 PCGS MS 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24123, 24123/Lot# 11216 $92.00
1/14/2008 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 212, 218/Lot# 351 $10.00
12/26/2011 NGC MS 68   Cameo Teletrade Auction 3196, 3196/Lot# 1232 $86.25
3/24/2013 NGC MS 68   Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131314/Lot# 21053 $182.13
6/15/2014 PCGS MS 68   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 198816 $21.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 198818 $5.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1966 SMS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333366616375985179437725
3333333333346692344681162655330
00000033333466923446811626500
000000333335661330527614835100
1966 SMS 10C MS Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333336662045220336107311661744
333333333334661128103259582110413590
000000333334661128103259582110400
000000333335661537162297827113500
1966 SMS 10C MS Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2424242828323237374141455463728118319322888450049516564
24242528293234373841424857667511576622513425465054890
00000034373841424857667511576622513425465000
000000353740414451606978149134925693963480100
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Grade: MS 69 CA
Points: 1166
Owner: Gene's Gems
 
Grade: MS 68 CAMEO
Points: 1073
Owner: Rick's Keepers
 
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