Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,480,000
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: $1.24 (5/24/2015)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1928 10C MS obverse 1928 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite having the second lowest mintage of Philadelphia Mint dimes from the 1920s, the 1928(P) issue is common in all circulated grades and through MS 64. Gems are slightly elusive, but they are sufficiently well struck on average to display Full Bands in many instances. Collectors should be reluctant to acquire coins that reveal die erosion or incomplete strikes.

Starting this year the dates of all Mercury Dimes included fully closed loops on numeral 9. This process had been initiated in 1926 with nearly closed loops, and it appears to have been a preference of Chief Engraver John R. Sinnock, who succeeded George T. Morgan in 1925.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1928 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 3.50 3.75 4.00 4.50 7.50 17.50 18.50 21.00 24.00 33.00 40.00 55.00 80.00 155 335 - - - -
$ - - - - 25.00 35.00 45.00 63.00 90.00 185 475 - -
1928 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 42.00 50.00 75.00 150 350 565 2375 - - -
$ - - - - - 45.00 55.00 85.00 170 445 940 4500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 435
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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8/30/2000 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 1352, 1352/Lot# 1171 $218.00
10/25/2000 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20105, 20105/Lot# 5192 $490.00
1/1/2007 NGC MS 65   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 120, 125/Lot# 4942 $287.50
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1331 $356.50
11/13/2011 PCGS MS 63   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/13/2011, 144/Lot# 23960 $36.00
3/8/2012 NGC MS 64   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 7554 $149.50
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7630 $481.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1928 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333204554637685941111431833046741066200943517884
333338284857677988991211562234278041380278955280
000000284857677988991211562234278041380278900
0000003651607182911051321692635509351694357000
1928 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333332450637285941021231592013307211131211345358169
33333103254667688961091351732444608571458292057460
0000003254667688961091351732444608571458292000
0000004158698091991161471872875909941785372700
1928 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333245059678189102131163258705110317993149714913040
333331032536171839311114119440783713352249448291120
00000032536171839311114119440783713352249448200
00000041566476869712115222655697015672699581500
1928 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333245467768998115143179282752117018953294741413453
3333310345870809210312415521343889114112361466794270
000000345870809210312415521343889114112361466700
0000004462738495109133167247595103016532827604000
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Grade: MS 65 FB
Points: 705
Owner: Ribeye_Jack
 
Grade: MS 64 FB
Points: 258
Owner: Clay
 
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