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1945-S 10C Micro S (Regular Strike)

Series: Mercury Dimes 1916-1945

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

MINTMARK COMPARISON

MINTMARK COMPARISON

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
5062
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
41,920,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 30,000 R-2.7 58 / 80 TIE 58 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 15,000 R-2.9 71 / 80 TIE 71 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 8,000 R-3.4 71 / 80 TIE 71 / 80 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 30,000
60 or Better 15,000
65 or Better 8,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better R-3.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 58 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 71 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 71 / 80 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 58 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 71 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 71 / 80 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 estimated grade
1 MS68 estimated grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 estimated grade
#1 MS68 estimated grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The mintmark on a 1945-S Micro S Dime is very tiny compared to the "normal" mintmark of 1945 and previous years. It is an immensely popular variety in the Mercury Head series, and has been since its discovery in 1947. Because it is so common, collectors at all levels, from beginners to advanced, can enjoy ownership of this variety.

Based on the PCGS Population Report, over a third of the 1945-S Dimes submitted to PCGS are of the Micro S variety. Of those, only 10-12 percent demonstrate Full Bands.

Gem and Superb non-Full Band examples are readily available up to MS67. In MS68, this variety is an extreme condition-rarity. Full Band examples are less available and pricier in grades up to MS67FB, and in MS68FB, it is also supremely rare.