1946 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Roosevelt Dimes 1946-1964

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
5082
Designer:
John R. Sinnock
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
255,250,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 25,525,000 R-1.0 1 / 48 TIE 1 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 3,000,000 R-1.0 13 / 48 TIE 13 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 600,000 R-1.5 26 / 48 TIE 26 / 48 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 25,525,000
60 or Better 3,000,000
65 or Better 600,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.0
65 or Better R-1.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 26 / 48 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 26 / 48 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade PCGS #5082 (MS)     68
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #5082 (MS)     68 #1 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

This is the first year in which the Roosevelt Dime design was introduced. The Mint struck the 1946 Dimes in three different Mints, which included Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco. All 1946 Dimes to 1964 were composed of mostly silver. After 1964, circulation strike dimes were composed of clad.

The 1946-P Dime had a huge mintage of over 255 million coins struck. 1946 Dimes struck at Denver and San Francisco had considerably lower mintages. The only other issues that have higher mintages than the 1946-P are the 1962-D, 1963-D, 1964-P and 1964-D.

The 1946-P Dime is not difficult to acquire thanks to its large mintage. Only in grades of MS66 and higher does it become somewhat challenging to find. Examples in MS67 are scarce with possibly 150 - 250 total examples being in existence. In MS68, it is very scarce with one single example graded by PCGS and none being graded any higher as of 2011.