Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,728
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: $1.21 (5/27/2015)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1938 10C PF obverse 1938 10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1938 the interest in the new Jefferson nickel boosted the mintage of that issue to nearly 20,000 proofs, but the 1938 Mercury dime saw a modest production, based on Mint orders received, of 8,728 pieces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1938 10C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 190 215 235 265 325 380 750 10000 18500 -
$ - - - - - 205 225 260 305 370 485 975 13650

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1762
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/26/2003 PCGS PF 66   Teletrade Auction 1811, 1811/Lot# 1271 $396.00
1/25/2004 NGC PF 65   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1941 $437.00
2/10/2008 NGC PF 67   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2052 $805.00
10/17/2012 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24507 $323.15
2/24/2013 NGC PF 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 740, 749/Lot# 1095 $550.00
6/5/2013 PCGS PF 68   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4437 $9,987.50
6/29/2014 PCGS PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 204201 $200.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372723043363663954094374504775155635976536957548659581450515866169457
24928331534637640041844145949053157461666771579189611222686564475630
00000041844145949053157461666771579189611222686564400
00000042844646850254758663468173482892712863922613000
1938 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base258295330363395426442477502527539597642684754802908101318785367686613675
27030734137440543145448551053155861265670777083794313013041586791360
00000045448551053155861265670777083794313013041586700
00000046549451953557862767073178687397815904204636600
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 5644
Owner: Montana Grampa
 
Grade: PF 68
Points: 5158
Owner: P. Lien
 
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