Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 6,828,000
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: $1.50 (7/26/2014)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1926 D 10C MS obverse 1926 D 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1926-D Mercury dime boasts a small mintage of 6.8 million pieces. While this date can be located in lower Mint State grades without too much difficulty, examples above the Gem level are very scarce. Coins in Superb Gem condition, exhibiting Full Bands definition, are extremely rare.

David Lange (2005) writes of the 1926-D dime that: 'Finding one with both full bands and a fully struck legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA will be challenging

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1926 D 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 4.25 5.50 7.00 12.00 32.00 32.00 47.00 52.00 65.00 115 140 175 250 290 350 675 1500 - - - -
$ 35.00 50.00 57.00 75.00 125 150 200 275 320 400 825 - - -
1926 D 10C MS Full Bands
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 185 225 340 440 675 2375 5900 31000 - - -
$ - - - - - 205 250 375 500 1100 3525 9000 45000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 437
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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12/19/1999 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 1249, 1249/Lot# 1138 $436.00
9/22/2010 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 3842 $1,380.00
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(2), 1151/Lot# 4565 $1,380.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1326 $184.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 64   Full Bands Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1484 $718.75
4/25/2011 NGC MS 65   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 578, 585/Lot# 148 $1,495.00
8/11/2011 NGC MS 63   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9741 $345.00
12/15/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 158100 $302.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 D 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333591231832202723043363955276209251558219737471011318080
3333321801431952372823143554395587211136177127135869127680
00000080143195237282314355439558721113617712713586900
000000101163207254293325375483589823134719843230799100
1926 D 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333671351982372953303634265656639831644230839121045518605
3333324891562112563063413844725977691203186528426093131710
00000089156211256306341384472597769120318652842609300
000000112177224275318352405518630876142320863377827400
1926 D 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333338116322025530433636645062096624013545488875862069937450
3333329108182231271314346394506735144427823992578711957262820
00000010818223127131434639450673514442782399257871195700
00000013520124328732535642256385019223163444066861632800
1926 D 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333389179237275330363395484663102725193703508978632128038350
3333331119198249293341373424543784152429134165601312335269700
00000011919824929334137342454378415242913416560131233500
00000014921726231135238445460390520213308462769381680700
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