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1979-S DIME

PCGS Nos: 95258, 95259

Circulation strikes: 0
Proofs: 3,677,175

Designer: John R. Sinnock

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Outer layers - 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Center - 100% Copper

Weight: 35 grains (2.27 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) above the date

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The finest Proof Deep Cameo "Type 1" examples graded by PCGS are 23 PRDC-70's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo "Type 2" examples graded by PCGS are 38 PRDC-70's.

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