Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 39,180,000
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: $1.18 (5/27/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1953 S 10C MS obverse 1953 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1953-S dimes were widely hoarded at the time of issue. This didn't reflect a low mintage or any other desirable feature beyond the natural inclination of collectors to cherish S Mint coins. Gems are plentiful, but most of these are rather poorly struck. The soft, blurry features typical of S Mint dimes during the 1950s actually made them a little more resistant to contact marks, while simultaneously giving them the bright, richly textured luster that means so much in market grading. The discriminating collector will find it quite challenging to locate a high grade specimen that is also fully struck.

Kevin Flynn's book on Roosevelt Dimes illustrates three repunched mintmark varieties, and two of these are significant enough to be attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/25/2016

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1953 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1.70 1.75 1.80 1.85 1.90 1.95 2.00 2.05 2.10 4.35 4.60 5.75 12.00 20.00 30.00 70.00 1350 - -
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1953 S 10C MS Full Torch
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 90.00 900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 185 1300 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2684
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/16/2003 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23094, 23094/Lot# 13406 $29.00
2/4/2004 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1840, 1840/Lot# 1190 $50.00
7/9/2006 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66073, 66073/Lot# 23374 $27.00
7/3/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27072, 27072/Lot# 13146 $11.00
2/19/2009 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 337, 343/Lot# 5624 $8.00
7/21/2010 PCGS MS 66   Full Torch Teletrade Auction 2893, 2893/Lot# 1269 $172.50
5/6/2012 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/06/2012, 21/Lot# 49259 $15.00
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4950 $82.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366669912121620242424284581123584200938705224
46667910121317212424253457952771059262943210
00000010121317212424253457952771059262900
000000111215192324242739691094301534325000
1953 S 10C MS Full Torch
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33666991216202428282837813045021583332559007965
3466791013172125282831521553708622164418365880
0000001013172125282831521553708622164418300
00000011151923272828346623043612232744504200
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Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 2164
Owner: Jason Colinger
 
Grade: MS 67 FT
Points: 1583
Owner: Rick's Keepers
 
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