1945-S 10C Micro S MS64+ Certification #26459080, PCGS #5062

Expert Comments

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.

PCGS #
5062
Designer
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
41920000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
3709
Pop Lower
700
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 30000 R-2.7 58 / 80 TIE 58 / 80 TIE
All Grades 15000 R-2.9 71 / 80 TIE 71 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 8000 R-3.4 71 / 80 TIE 71 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 30000
All Grades 15000
60 or Better 8000
65 or Better R-2.7
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-3.4
65 or Better 58 / 80 TIE
All Grades 71 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 71 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 58 / 80 TIE
All Grades 71 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 71 / 80 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 estimated grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 estimated grade