Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,850,000
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: $1.48 (7/25/2014)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1925 S 10C MS obverse 1925 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Lange's Mercury dime reference states that he and many other experts believe the 1925-S holds the record for the most poorly made date in the entire series. He adds: 'Both obverse and reverse [are] plagued by heavy die polishing and erosion and a generally weak strike throughout.'

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Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1925 S 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 4.25 5.00 9.00 19.00 75.00 75.00 115 125 135 200 220 270 390 500 810 1425 2600 - - - -
$ 85.00 125 135 150 215 240 300 435 625 950 1650 - - -
1925 S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 250 340 550 875 1625 3600 7750 30000 - - -
$ - - - - - 275 375 650 1100 2100 5300 12500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 238
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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6/18/2003 NGC AU 58   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 1740, 1740/Lot# 1058 $308.00
1/3/2006 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 2027 $10,465.00
9/22/2010 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 3841 $2,185.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2555 $2,070.00
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1184/Lot# 2546 $1,997.50
12/15/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 158098 $176.00
3/2/2014 NGC MS 65   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 793, 802/Lot# 1087 $2,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1925 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333143272330369423458527674867124617302319420266301788231971
3333349186291343387434481576738993140719262946501110380225780
00000018629134338743448157673899314071926294650111038000
000000229310356405446504625802111915682122357458201413100
1925 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333159295357398456492565721923131918242434438168811840432772
33333552043153704174685166177881055148720273083521410722231930
000000204315370417468516617788105514872027308352141072200
000000249336384436480540669855118716552230373260471456300
1925 S 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333163304360398450484551715949150532814080592290072592246620
33333562103223724154615066057931134209735474694695014645328210
000000210322372415461506605793113420973547469469501464500
000000257341385432472528660871131926893813530879782028300
1925 S 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333331793303894294845195917641010158934314255615393222660847677
33333612293494024474955436488461203220337054887720915084336310
000000229349402447495543648846120322033705488772091508400
000000279369415465507567706928139628173980552082652084600
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 5922
Owner: PeaveyT40
 
Grade: MS 65 FB
Points: 3281
Owner: GILMORE
 
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