Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 27,330,000
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: $1.25 (10/23/2014)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1917 S 10C MS obverse 1917 S 10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

David W. Lange's The Complete Guide to Mercury Dimes explains how Adolph W. Weinman's progressive, forward-looking 'Mercury' dime design, complementing the many other beautiful contemporaneous coin redesigns, in 1917 was lowered in relief to meet the exigencies of high-speed coinage, thus depriving collectors and art enthusiasts of much of the design's boldness and vigor. Besides the design changes, the 1917-S shows two styles of mintmark, with the Type of 1917 featuring a small but more open mintmark.

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Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1917 S 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.50 3.75 4.50 6.50 12.50 12.50 29.00 32.00 38.00 68.00 80.00 100.00 140 175 260 450 900 3750 - - -
$ - 31.00 35.00 43.00 75.00 90.00 115 155 200 340 500 1250 - -
1917 S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 90.00 150 225 265 425 1225 1750 9400 17500 - -
$ - - - - - 100.00 165 240 315 600 1375 2350 13250 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 560
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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3/20/2003 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2003 Charlotte ANA National Money Signature Sale #316, 316/Lot# 5616 $402.50
5/24/2004 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #4, 8/Lot# 29 $287.50
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2610 $747.50
10/19/2008 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2600, 2600/Lot# 1243 $47.00
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1152/Lot# 7856 $345.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 67   Full Bands Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8470 $4,025.00
5/6/2012 PCGS MS 63   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/06/2012, 21/Lot# 48279 $164.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333337811151391711942092554375278651363252542311021518460
333331451921231491781992243154676391031175030936225129630
0000005192123149178199224315467639103117503093622500
00000066103131160186204239376497752119721373662822000
1917 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333341891271511862122272784715659211442264844121056018994
3333315571011351621942172443425026831094184432366461133710
00000057101135162194217244342502683109418443236646100
00000073114143174203222261406533802126822463824851000
1917 S 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333335912315517920923024428856377215472302352556751483426849
33333218013316318921623425837963210301798270942418728188390
000000801331631892162342583796321030179827094241872800
00000010114417119922323927347170212882050311749581178100
1917 S 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333336713517119422725126531460482216332417368358981528827553
33333248914717820523525528141067610921894283944219028193760
000000891471782052352552814106761092189428394421902800
00000011215918621624326029750774913622155326151591215800
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 1363
Owner: Mike Hayes
 
Grade: MS 63 FB
Points: 563
Owner: d.salyer
 
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