Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 22,190,000
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: $1.08 (8/2/2015)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1938 10C MS obverse 1938 10C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

A short but nasty recession set in during 1937 and lasted through 1938. This accounts for the sharp decline in the numbers of all USA coins struck with this date.

1938(P) dimes typically display good strikes and excellent luster. The percentage of coins having Full Bands is lower than for 1938-D dimes.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1938 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 2.80 2.90 3.10 3.20 3.50 5.00 5.50 6.50 8.50 11.50 12.50 16.50 22.50 35.00 50.00 85.00 625 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 24.00 38.00 55.00 150 -
1938 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 15.00 17.00 22.00 35.00 80.00 120 500 7500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 24.00 45.00 90.00 160 825 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1567
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
8/14/1996 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0867, 867/Lot# 1319 $42.51
10/10/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26103, 26103/Lot# 13457 $28.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 187 $196.00
4/7/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 746, 755/Lot# 10139 $40.00
6/17/2013 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 3435, 3435/Lot# 1459 $85.00
7/28/2013 PCGS MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 130242 $43.13
10/31/2014 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Stack's Bowers iAuction 3506, 6060/Lot# 22101 $123.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333373772981634239251450
33333333333331437488011924959011000
00000033333331437488011924959000
00000033333332537608914133675700
1938 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333334141811061794569831531
33333333333331541548913027163111650
00000033333331541548913027163100
00000033333332841679715436380700
1938 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333912202832455985163288609125223054333
3333333510142229364967111204395823160329810
0000003510142229364967111204395823160300
00000037111725304054761372465021037195400
1938 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333916243237506794179314653132624214517
3333333511182633415576122224427877169131190
0000003511182633415576122224427877169100
00000037132129354561851502695401101205600
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 609
Owner: Clay
 
Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 609
Owner: JD Roselle Park
 
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