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My Coin #16216509

1949-S 10C, FB MS67FB

PCGS#: 85093

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1949-S Roosevelt Dime has the second lowest mintage in the entire circulation strike silver Roosevelt Dime series. The only other lower mintage Dime in the series is the1955-P.

The 1949-S Roosevelt Dime is easily obtainable in lower circulated grades and trades for a slight premium above melt value. In XF grades it becomes a bit tougher but still obtainable without much effort. In Uncirculated grades it is very scarce compared to most other issues in the series. In fact, in MS60 - MS63 grades it trades for a significant premium compared to any other coin in the series.

Full Bands - With Full Bands details the 1949-S is one of the toughest coins to find, if not the toughest of all the Silver Dimes from 1946 - 1964. In existence, there are probably 75 - 100 1949-D Dimes that would qualify as having Full Bands details. Most of the ones that do are usually in grades of MS65 - MS67.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: John R. Sinnock Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 13,510,000 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 50,000 R-2.5 3 / 48 TIE 3 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 50,000 R-2.5 3 / 48 TIE 3 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 10,000 R-3.0 4 / 48 4 / 48

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+RB PCGS grade
2 MS67RB PCGS grade
2 MS67RB PCGS grade
2 MS67RB PCGS grade
2 MS67RB PCGS grade