Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,827
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 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1940 10C PF obverse 1940 10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Mintages of proof dimes from 1936 to 1942 gradually increased from 4,130 coins in 1936 to 11,827 coins in 1940, to 22,329 coins in 1942. In fact, the total mintage of proofs from 1936 to 1940 (39,762), was nearly the same as the total in 1941 and 1942 (38,886).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/18/2013

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1940 10C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 79.35 92.00 132 138 144 163 181 200 225 400 3320 16200 -
$ - - - 89.00 103 148 155 161 182 203 220 250 440 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2120
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 69


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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4/20/2014 PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 792
4/20/2014 PF 68   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 794
4/22/2014 PF 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131416/Lot# 20510
4/22/2014 PF 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131416/Lot# 20081
4/27/2014 PF 68   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1204/Lot# 3447


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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2/10/2008 NGC PF 66   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 188 $264.50
6/24/2008 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28071, 28071/Lot# 21189 $184.00
7/8/2010 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 July Orlando, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1142, 1142/Lot# 7639 $172.50
8/7/2010 NGC PF 67   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 413 $661.25
10/13/2011 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8031 $184.00
9/30/2012 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 3355, 3355/Lot# 1725 $207.00
8/11/2013 PCGS PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 132242 $179.30
4/6/2014 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 798, 807/Lot# 783 $285.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333301342456471487534577620674990315862786762
333333331023143804614765025485916387791712419864390
000000331023143804614765025485916387791712419800
000000332013284184664815185626056568842435523800
1940 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333036647950752259364272580212463303651910129
333333331123424034885125456096697509501931437577220
000000331123424034885125456096697509501931437500
0000003322135444149751756962569777610982617544700
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 3158
Owner: Montana Grampa
 
Grade: PF 67+
Points: 1712
Owner: JMMorgan
 
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