Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 4,812,000
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: $1.29 (9/20/2014)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1927 D 10C MS obverse 1927 D 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

According to Lange, the master hub for Mercury dimes was apparently lightly damaged before the sinking of dies for 1926, so that all Mercury dimes from then through the end of the series show the olive branch on the right side disconnected from its nexus with the fasces. The 1927-D was struck to the extent of less than 5 million pieces, making it the 12th-lowest mintage in the series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1927 D 10C MS
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Base $ 4.50 6.00 9.00 27.00 85.00 85.00 105 120 130 200 240 300 340 400 565 1275 2250 - - - -
$ 90.00 115 130 140 220 265 325 370 450 670 1500 - - -
1927 D 10C MS Full Bands
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 275 375 700 1050 2150 8750 21000 - - - -
$ - - - - - 310 425 785 1350 3175 11000 25500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 259
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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12/5/2004 NGC MS 64   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 1970, 1970/Lot# 1085 $1,045.00
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3934 $2,990.00
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5494 $14,375.00
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8369 $329.00
12/15/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 158103 $192.50
1/14/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 14 - 16 Selections Fom the Eric P. Newman Collection Part III Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 3029/Lot# 30340 $940.00
6/3/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3836 $246.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1927 D 10C MS
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Base33333313525531735741545050259776489115312507381760891639329320
333334717527533037642646753365280611041856294345749523207020
0000001752753303764264675336528061104185629434574952300
00000021529634339543848456570884813172181338053311295800
1927 D 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333314727834538644548453964081594816172630398463241688230071
333335119030035840545850257269885911711954308147649843212780
0000001903003584054585025726988591171195430814764984300
00000023432237242547152060675690313942292353255441336200
1927 D 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333175320378415469502575663949168341414643654598542894252132
33333602233393904334805266047581193250243085277764816216366720
000000223339390433480526604758119325024308527776481621600
000000271358402451491550633853143833214475591187512257900
1927 D 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333319034840944850253961570910101774431948366794101902968653280
33333652423684224665145646468091264262244915488792616688375500
000000242368422466514564646809126426224491548879261668800
000000295388435484526589677909151934704663614190582318700
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