Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,728
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: $1.41 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1938 10C PF obverse 1938 10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1938 the interest in the new Jefferson nickel boosted the mintage of that issue to nearly 20,000 proofs, but the 1938 Mercury dime saw a modest production, based on Mint orders received, of 8,728 pieces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1938 10C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 175 190 215 235 265 325 380 750 10000 18500 -
$ - - - - - 190 205 225 260 305 370 485 975 13650
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1766
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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8/31/2014 PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 819, 828/Lot# 273


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5/5/2000 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2000 Central States Sale #226, 226/Lot# 7266 $299.00
1/25/2004 NGC PF 65   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1941 $437.00
9/18/2011 NGC PF 60   Teletrade Auction 3139, 3139/Lot# 1533 $180.00
10/6/2011 NGC PF 68   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 625, 632/Lot# 6182 $2,990.00
9/16/2012 PCGS PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 73906 $282.70
10/17/2012 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24507 $323.15
12/22/2013 PCGS PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 783, 792/Lot# 566 $425.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372723043363663954094374504895025465886156427177768651369351062869450
24828231434637539941844146349351656059762466773680510332082443573400
00000041844146349351656059762466773680510332082443500
00000042744547649753157460663369275683512012796536000
1938 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25829533036339542644247750252753958663166374578389195818693666652713675
27030634137340543145348551053155460164169075781991312612468461989090
00000045348551053155460164169075781991312612468461900
00000046549351853557061665271777085593515653067557300
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 4435
Owner: Montana Grampa
 
Grade: PF 68
Points: 3510
Owner: P. Lien
 
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