Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 5,034,000
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: $1.19 (5/5/2015)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1929 D 10C MS obverse 1929 D 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a modest mintage, the 1929-D dime vies with its Philadelphia Mint cousin for the title of most common Mint State dime of the decade. In fact, it probably edges out 1929(P) in MS grades, though it's far more scarce in worn condition.

The Great Depression of 1929-33 was felt first in the Midwest, and economic activity had slowed there by the mid 1920s. This led to several issues of Denver Mint coins being idled in vaults until years had gone by. Rolls of 1929-D dimes were still surfacing at banks throughout the 1930s, and this issue was perhaps second only to 1916 and 1916-S for its availability in MS grades prior to the large mintages of 1935 and later.

A very minor doubled-die obverse variety is known for 1929-D dimes, but this has attracted little interest. Also obscure but of far greater potential is the single reverse die having the Very Small D used for dimes only in 1916 and early 1917. This variety is little known in the coin hobby, and no market for it has developed, but collectors should make every effort to cherrypick examples whenever possible. The coin illustrated bears the normal mintmark style of 1917-34.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1929 D 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 3.50 4.00 5.75 8.50 17.50 22.00 23.00 25.00 28.00 32.00 38.00 47.00 63.00 90.00 200 485 3300 - -
$ - - - - 30.00 35.00 42.00 50.00 70.00 100.00 225 1000 6250
1929 D 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 39.00 48.00 60.00 90.00 230 665 2600 37500 - -
$ - - - - - 43.00 55.00 73.00 110 315 1075 7050 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1177
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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11/8/2004 NGC MS 65   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #19, 23/Lot# 175 $155.25
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 186 $207.00
8/19/2008 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28084, 28084/Lot# 24071 $97.75
1/24/2011 NGC MS 65   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 3001, 3001/Lot# 1263 $184.00
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1152/Lot# 3464 $1,495.00
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8535 $199.75
4/21/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 105802 $60.50
12/8/2013 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131351/Lot# 24086 $152.75
3/31/2015 PCGS MS 63   Full Bands Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 32826 $88.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 D 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333324545963727681818585201336653132725754637
3333310345560667377818285123246441877174332620
000000345560667377818285123246441877174300
0000004457616974798183851622915471102215900
1929 D 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333328596372768589899494220363699140427004830
3333311386066737986899094136267475934183634100
000000386066737986899094136267475934183600
0000004861697482878992941783155871169226800
1929 D 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333332859636776818589102209539109519852079586410688
3333311386064707782869313731972413912016334074720
000000386064707782869313731972413912016334000
000000486165737983879717342990916882047460200
1929 D 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333267727685899498115227579116220882186609311045
33333124368737986909510315234477314702120348877430
0000004368737986909510315234477314702120348800
0000005570748287929610918946196717792153479000
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 201
Owner: Tak
 
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