Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 65,350,000
Catalog: KM-140
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.49 (7/29/2014)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1940 10C MS obverse 1940 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the hurried production schedule of the wartime Philadelphia Mint resulted in sloppy workmanship, the 1940 is a relatively easy issue to obtain with Full Bands definition, due to the staggering number of coins produced (65.3 million pieces). Most fully struck examples of this issue are, however, confined to the MS64-MS67 grade range.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1940 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.10 3.25 3.25 3.85 4.00 4.10 4.25 6.00 7.50 9.00 11.50 17.00 32.00 45.00 65.00 325 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 50.00 75.00 -
1940 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 8.50 11.00 12.50 16.00 28.00 48.00 75.00 215 2450 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 33.00 53.00 85.00 415 6650
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3088
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
1/3/2005 PCGS MS 68   Teletrade Auction 1983, 1983/Lot# 1114 $88.00
8/21/2008 NGC MS 67   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 276, 282/Lot# 5655 $138.00
5/24/2009 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2696, 2696/Lot# 1247 $14.00
2/7/2010 NGC MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210023, 210023/Lot# 24094 $50.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1336 $310.50
9/23/2012 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/23/2012, 41/Lot# 74072 $16.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333243285891634239251423
33333333333331026498611324959010910
00000033333331026498611324959000
00000033333331729678713833675700
1940 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333283794981794569831504
33333333333331131569512527163111560
00000033333331131569512527163100
00000033333331934759615236380700
1940 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333334550135220527111020793543
3333333333333174678163322721143325670
0000003333333174678163322721143300
00000033333333148106191424915175600
1940 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333335054147241565117721863701
3333333333333185185178349769151326910
0000003333333185185178349769151300
00000033333333452116209457973184900
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 527
Owner: Clay
 
Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 527
Owner: Coinbuf
 
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