Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 10,450,000
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: $1.42 (4/16/2014)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1916 S MERCURY 10C MS obverse 1916 S MERCURY 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While common in circulated and lower Mint State grades, the 1916-S is rare at the present level of preservation. The San Francisco Mint cranked out nearly six million pieces of the final-year Barber dime issue, and proceeded to strike more than 10 million examples of the new Mercury design. Their high level of productivity resulted in only average sharpness on many Mint State survivors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/18/2013

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1916 S MERCURY 10C MS
1916 S MERCURY 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 41.40 48.00 55.20 84.00 132 200 670 1270 5660 - - -
$ - - - - 46.00 54.00 62.00 94.00 148 220 740 1400 6100 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 904
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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9/22/2003 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Bullet Sale #331, 331/Lot# 632 $276.00
5/9/2004 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1880, 1880/Lot# 1126 $82.50
1/11/2005 NGC MS 64   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25013, 25013/Lot# 11225 $126.50
3/26/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 133, 138/Lot# 5789 $207.00
4/6/2008 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2512, 2512/Lot# 1319 $212.80
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1313 $920.00
9/9/2012 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/09/2012, 39/Lot# 72516 $65.05


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 S MERCURY 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333326776859810611513116320142369517533080605811006
33333124370798910010912014117527551310472195407277070
0000004370798910010912014117527551310472195407200
0000005573829310311212515218834960414002637506500
1916 S MERCURY 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333776899811111912714317922045674318473223629311371
333331450809210211312113215519229855111112305424679850
00000050809210211312113215519229855111112305424600
00000063849510611612413716720637764714792764526900
1916 S MERCURY 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333781899811111912714322033610661817310350711134020748
33333145183921021131211321682585791316224537597160144760
000000518392102113121132168258579131622453759716000
000000668695106116124137194297822156626744415925000
1916 S MERCURY 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333418910211112313113915924136311311913324752771171321330
333331557931051151251331451862816191391235739237422149180
0000005793105115125133145186281619139123573923742200
0000007397108119128136152213322875165228024600956700
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Grade: MS 64 FB
Points: 336
Owner: karl49
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 201
Owner: rmsent
 
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