1946 10C MS66 Certification #13055456, PCGS #5082

Expert Comments

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.

PCGS #
5082
Designer
John R. Sinnock
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
255250000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
174
Pop Lower
490
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 25525000 R-1.0 1 / 48 TIE 1 / 48 TIE
All Grades 3000000 R-1.0 13 / 48 TIE 13 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 600000 R-1.5 26 / 48 TIE 26 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 25525000
All Grades 3000000
60 or Better 600000
65 or Better R-1.0
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.5
65 or Better 1 / 48 TIE
All Grades 13 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 26 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 48 TIE
All Grades 13 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 26 / 48 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade PCGS #5082 (MS)     68
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #5082 (MS)     68 #1 MS68 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade