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1945-S 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Mercury Dimes 1916-1945

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

MINTMARK COMPARISON

MINTMARK COMPARISON

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS #:
5060
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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 45,000
60 or Better 20,000
65 or Better 10,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.5
60 or Better R-2.8
65 or Better R-3.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 71 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 76 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 75 / 80 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 71 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 76 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 75 / 80 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
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