Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 128,800
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: $1.09 (2/6/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1953 10C PF obverse 1953 10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A 50% jump in proof sales from 1952 to 1953 reflected the rapid growth of the coin hobby during this period. Such growth had already pushed up resale prices for the 1950-51 sets, which were now viewed as relatively rare and were subject to speculative buying.

1953 proof dimes are readily available through PF 68, and a fair number of Cameo examples have been certified, as well. Typical of proof coins from this decade, Ultra Cameo pieces are extremely rare.

With the rise in mintages, however, came more extreme polishing of the dies, leaving many proofs having blurry details and some shallower features polished off the dies completely. When the proof dies began to wear and reveal "starburst," the Mint's term for erosion lines, these dies were repolished one or more times to extend their usefulness. The result was even more loss of detail, and this problems only grew throughout the 1950s and into the 60s.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/13/2015

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1953 10C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 13.00 15.00 18.00 22.00 28.00 38.00 65.00 175 575 -
$ - - - - - - - - 24.00 31.00 45.00 75.00 -
1953 10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 27.00 35.00 60.00 90.00 175 650 2750 -
$ - - - - - - - 30.00 40.00 65.00 100.00 200 -
1953 10C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2073
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/30/1997 NGC PF 68   Cameo Teletrade Auction 0967, 967/Lot# 1270 $65.40
1/22/2007 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 123, 128/Lot# 846 $39.10
7/22/2007 NGC PF 67   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2397, 2397/Lot# 1330 $73.00
9/23/2007 NGC PF 68   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1294 $180.00
2/24/2008 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68031, 68031/Lot# 61131 $51.00
7/13/2011 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 3101, 3101/Lot# 1150 $26.00
4/28/2013 NGC PF 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/28/2013, 72/Lot# 97411 $34.00
10/10/2014 NGC PF 67   Cameo Stack's Bowers iAuction 3503, 6057/Lot# 20137 $105.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2424282828323237374141455059728912315525556312391843
24252828293234373841424753637810013418835878814400
00000034373841424753637810013418835878800
000000353740414448566883112144222460101400
1953 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3741414545505454596367728194111143248336648133329163984
38414245475154566064697585100122178277440876186132720
00000054566064697585100122178277440876186100
000000545762667078901051322133075441105238800
1953 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6807057297567818098388678969269589901081117812831393182533984217511756566089
68871373876479081984887790693796910201113121313201537234936714517529758000
00000084887790693796910201113121313201537234936714517529700
00000085788691694797910511146124813561681287439444817547600
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Grade: PF 67 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 4217
Owner: The Wells Collection
 
Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 1333
Owner: Jay Ramsey
 
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