Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 32,160,000
Catalog: KM-140
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.50 Grams
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.06 (7/31/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1926 10C MS obverse 1926 10C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

1926 dimes of the Philadelphia Mint are plentiful in all grades through MS 65. A fair percentage of these possess Full Bands, and this is an issue that should be readily obtainable by collectors in satisfying condition.

A close inspection of 1926 dimes from all three mints will reveal that the style of date was changed a bit starting this year. The numeral 9, which Weinman had sculpted with a broad, open loop, was nearly closed this year. The new style lasted through 1927 before being fully closed in 1928.

Also evident on all Mercury Dimes dated 1926 and later is that the master hub for the reverse suffered minor damage. The olive branch, which previously had reached all the way to the fasces on the right where it meets the upper diagonal band just above the horizontal bands, is hereafter suspended in space by a short gap.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1926 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 3.50 3.75 4.00 4.50 7.50 16.00 17.50 20.00 26.00 42.00 58.00 68.00 110 225 475 1400 - - -
$ - - - 23.00 28.00 46.00 63.00 80.00 140 250 625 - -
1926 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 55.00 70.00 98.00 160 365 875 3850 - - -
$ - - - - - 60.00 80.00 115 200 500 1500 6500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 695
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/25/2005 NGC MS 65   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 421 $517.50
12/14/2005 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 2131, 2131/Lot# 1244 $201.60
9/19/2010 NGC MS 65   Full Bands Goldberg $322.00
7/1/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/01/2012, 29/Lot# 60886 $99.00
6/29/2014 NGC MS 63   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 130290 $150.00
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Stack's Bowers iAuction 3503, 6057/Lot# 20132 $105.75
2/26/2015 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 7273 $998.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333331632455467768911516327257583813332433568910365
3333372136485870809713119937366210031699351872470
0000002136485870809713119937366210031699351800
00000026405162738410614723547475011682066460300
1926 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333331637505972859812717929561589314102552591410713
33333723415363768910714421740170710651790367275130
00000023415363768910714421740170710651790367200
00000030455667809311716125650880012372171479300
1926 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333163750597281981351833601088152619363357854815636
3333372341536375861101512426021234166224095087109100
000000234153637586110151242602123416622409508700
000000304556677892122167301845138017992883681700
1926 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333332041546376891061472013891155161120383509885116108
3333382745576780941191652636441307175325285289112700
000000274557678094119165263644130717532528528900
0000003449607184100133183326899145918953018707000
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Grade: MS 66 FB
Points: 1526
Owner: Ribeye_Jack
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 575
Owner: Killamj
 
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