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
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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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Last Updated: 6/26/2020

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1966 SMS 10C MS
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 1.00 1.50 2.00 2.65 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 40.00 245 -
1966 SMS 10C MS CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 40.00 55.00 140 800 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 80.00 -
1966 SMS 10C MS UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 975 1880 2500 3000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3751
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: 9/22/2020 1966 SMS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------131329019091166109-3491
-----------------114112-28
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Total--------------131329119231177111-3519
 --------------0%0%0%8%55%33%3%- 
1966 SMS 10C MS CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------12201181049-254
------------------1---1
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Total---------------12201191049-255
 ---------------0%1%8%47%41%4%- 
1966 SMS 10C MS UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------------42-6
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Total-------------------42-6
 -------------------67%33%- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1966 SMS 10C MS CA
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Base33333333333366620452013208389711117
3333333333346611289724149388210200
0000003333346611289724149388200
00000033333566153714928066592700
1966 SMS 10C MS UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737414145505054595963678194106201237265389275430093345
37384142475051565960647285981382132463061177283931210
00000051565960647285981382132463061177283900
000000535759626676901021692252563481966292400
1966 SMS 10C MS FT
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Base3333333333336612204172123201735847
33333333333468152751891493797720
000000333334681527518914937900
00000033333561017346210617555700
1966 SMS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333339163259102179684798
33333333333335112141731283477220
000000333333351121417312834700
000000333333371427508815351600
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Grade: MS 68 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 2754
Owner: Ultra Cameo Collection
 
Grade: MS 69 CA
Points: 971
Owner: Gene's Gems
 
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