1945-S 10C MS65 Certification #83868330, PCGS #5060

Expert Comments

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

PCGS #
5060
Designer
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
41920000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
4041
Pop Lower
1270
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 45000 R-2.5 71 / 80 TIE 71 / 80 TIE
All Grades 20000 R-2.8 76 / 80 TIE 76 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 10000 R-3.0 75 / 80 TIE 75 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 45000
All Grades 20000
60 or Better 10000
65 or Better R-2.5
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-3.0
65 or Better 71 / 80 TIE
All Grades 76 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 75 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 71 / 80 TIE
All Grades 76 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 75 / 80 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade MS68+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

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

D.L. Hansen Collection

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