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1951 DIME

PCGS Nos: 5097, 5226, 85097, 85226, 95226

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 103,880,102
Proofs: 57,500

Designer: John R. Sinnock

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 38.6 grains (2.50 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) just to the left of the base of the torch on the reverse

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Significant examples:
NGC Proof-68 Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8210, not illustrated, sold for $356.50

Recent appearances:
The finest Uncirculated non-Full Band example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

The finest Uncirculated Full Band examples graded by PCGS are 11 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 7 PR-69's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service