Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 74,950,000
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: $1.30 (4/30/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1948 10C MS obverse 1948 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With the onset of a post-war recession during 1947-48, mintages for all coins began to fall and would not start to rebound until 1950. Since collectors and speculators routinely saved hundreds of BU rolls at the time, there's no shortage of 1948(P) dimes through MS 66. It's significant, however, that the number of certified MS 67 examples is lower than for previous entries in this series. Due to poor quality control, FT coins are somewhat scarce.

A nice doubled-die reverse is known for the 1948(P) dime, and this is gaining in popularity.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/13/2015

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1948 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 7.00 12.50 18.50 32.50 105 1450 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 750 -
1948 10C MS Full Torch
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 26.00 60.00 650 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 1150 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1062
Low Grade: 58
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
10/23/2005 PCGS MS 66   Full Torch Teletrade Auction 2108, 2108/Lot# 2151 $112.00
3/18/2007 PCGS MS 65   Full Torch Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67034, 67034/Lot# 23307 $23.00
7/20/2008 PCGS MS 67   Full Torch Teletrade Auction 2559, 2559/Lot# 1281 $896.00
3/19/2009 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 349, 355/Lot# 5439 $41.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 68   Full Torch Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1632 $4,830.00
4/21/2013 PCGS MS 66   Full Torch GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 111450 $25.00
6/29/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 111448 $5.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1948 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base312121212121612121620242424245076163463208739605346
61212121213161213172124242433591052631004271144220
000000161213172124242433591052631004271100
000000161215192324242441671343631546333600
1948 10C MS Full Torch
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base31212121216161616202428282837591113041152308054007290
61212121316161617212528283144761755871795385360300
000000161617212528283144761755871795385300
000000161619232728283452942408692437462700
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Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 1795
Owner: Jason Colinger
 
Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 1152
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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