1945-S 10C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 72046665
PCGS#: 5060

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1945, the San Francisco Mint produced Dimes with either normal-sized or small-sized mintmarks.  The smaller of the two mintmarks is so tiny that it became known as the Micro-S variety.  The normal-sized mintmark appears to be the more common of the two varieties, although neither one is scarce.  Both are readily available in Mint State, with or without Full Bands, though the 1945-S Micro S is a bit tougher to find with Full Bands.  According to the PCGS Population Report (as of April 2012), the following are the finest certified examples known to exist at present:

1945-S: 1 in PCGS MS68
1945-S Full Bands: 3 in PCGS MS68FB
1945-S Micro S: 1 in PCGS MS68
1945-S Micro S Full Bands: 2 in PCGS MS68FB

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 41,920,000 Weight: 2.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 45,000 R-2.5 71 / 80 TIE 71 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 20,000 R-2.8 76 / 80 TIE 76 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 10,000 R-3.0 75 / 80 TIE 75 / 80 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 estimated grade  
1 MS68 estimated grade  
1 MS68 estimated grade  
5 MS67+ PCGS grade