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: $1.14 (12/22/2014)
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
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 175 190 215 235 265 325 380 750 10000 18500 -
$ - - - - - 190 205 225 260 305 370 485 975 13650
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
1/12/2015 PF 68   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3920
1/12/2015 PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9951


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
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Price
1/25/2004 PCGS PF 67   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1939 $891.25
3/20/2005 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 2015, 2015/Lot# 1140 $308.00
4/25/2005 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 461 $389.85
3/17/2011 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(4), 1153/Lot# 7880 $172.50
6/5/2011 NGC PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/05/2011, 119/Lot# 9916 $314.60
8/11/2011 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9808 $253.00
8/11/2011 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9806 $279.45
12/5/2013 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7628 $305.50
10/3/2014 PCGS PF 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3502, 6056/Lot# 22034 $246.75


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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