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SERIES: Roosevelt Dimes 1946-1964
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1949-S 10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+
PCGS #:
5093
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
John R. Sinnock
Weight:
2.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
13,510,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$2,530 • PCGS MS68 • 9-7-2004 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,351,000 R-1.0 1 / 48 TIE 1 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 405,000 R-1.6 2 / 48 TIE 2 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 80,000 R-2.2 1 / 48 TIE 1 / 48 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  

Jaime Hernandez: The 1949-S Roosevelt Dime has the second lowest mintage in the entire circulation strike silver Roosevelt Dime series. The only other lower mintage Dime in the series is the1955-P.

The 1949-S Roosevelt Dime is easily obtainable in lower circulated grades and trades for a slight premium above melt value. In XF grades it becomes a bit tougher but still obtainable without much effort. In Uncirculated grades it is very scarce compared to most other issues in the series. In fact, in MS60 - MS63 grades it trades for a significant premium compared to any other coin in the series.