Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 27,900,000
Catalog: KM-195
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.26 (5/5/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1946 S 10C MS obverse 1946 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though its mintage was lower than for 1946 dimes of the other mints, the 1946-S issue was widely hoarded and presents little challenge to the collector seeking a nice specimen. Certified pieces are common through the grade of MS 67, though only a small percentage of the surviving total merits the FT designation. Most S-Mint dimes of the 1940s-50s are found poorly struck from worn and/or overpolished dies, so collectors should be alert for examples coined from fresh dies that have full details, rather than focusing solely on the torch lines.

1946-S dimes are rich in doubled-die varieties, especially on the reverse. These, however, are of limited interest, and most variety enthusiasts favor the many repunched mintmarks known for this issue. These include examples of both mintmark styles used for this date: Trumpet-Tail S and Knob-Tail S. The latter is more scarce, though this fact is little appreciated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/13/2015

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1946 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 3.70 3.80 3.90 4.00 4.15 4.25 4.40 4.50 4.60 5.00 5.25 6.00 11.00 22.00 40.00 110 1600 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 50.00 250 -
1946 S 10C MS Full Torch
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 55.00 260 4400 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 75.00 950 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2584
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/21/1997 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0938, 938/Lot# 1326 $23.75
8/14/1999 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Bullet Sale #206, 206/Lot# 1980 $17.25
10/23/2006 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 110, 115/Lot# 812 $9.20
9/11/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131138/Lot# 28187 $54.00
12/18/2011 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131152/Lot# 27553 $38.00
1/15/2012 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/15/2012, 3/Lot# 28436 $45.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 67   Full Torch Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30427 $64.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base312121212121612121620242424244189163395219739605346
6121212121316121317212424243057114240996278544220
00000016121317212424243057114240996278500
000000161215192324242435731383181596337200
1946 S 10C MS Full Torch
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3366699121620242828285981102163725265054007290
346679101317212528283866881223501367356760300
000000101317212528283866881223501367356700
000000111519232728284974951435382008448300
1946 S 10C MS Full Torch, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333316272915376468068511
33333333333333371014861864477873740
00000033333333371014861864477800
000000333333333111867002814579200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1596
Owner: Lablover
 
Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 1492
Owner: David41279
 
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