Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 5,537,000
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: $1.16 (12/27/2014)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1938 D 10C MS obverse 1938 D 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1938-D has been a collector favorite for decades because of its low mintage of only 5.5 million pieces. However, because of the geographical spread of the coin hobby in the Midwest in the 1930s, as pointed out by David Lange, Denver-minted coins were saved in larger quantities.

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Price Guide

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1938 D 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.80 2.90 3.10 3.50 4.50 4.50 9.00 10.50 11.50 13.50 17.00 18.00 20.00 23.00 27.00 37.00 70.00 250 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 24.00 30.00 40.00 85.00 325 -
1938 D 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 22.00 24.00 27.00 30.00 45.00 70.00 110 325 4000 - -
$ - - - - - - 26.00 29.00 35.00 50.00 85.00 150 700 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1659
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
11/24/1997 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 1000, 1000/Lot# 1234 $29.75
4/25/2005 NGC MS 66   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 438 $46.00
6/5/2006 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Online Session #409, 409/Lot# 7726 $402.50
12/17/2006 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #66124, 66124/Lot# 24124 $80.50
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 68   Full Bands Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 3614 $3,450.00
10/13/2013 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/13/2013, 96/Lot# 143810 $398.20
4/14/2014 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20195 $188.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 D 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333505472139477102119363050
333333333333318516094251658132623070
000000333333318516094251658132600
0000003333333345266116364839163100
1938 D 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333545981151512108420383191
3333333333333205566104271702140224220
0000003333333205566104271702140200
0000003333333375773127391893172000
1938 D 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333391220283241547681275620127123354121
333333351014222935456177145390837162529300
000000351014222935456177145390837162500
0000003711172530384968792105051054198000
1938 D 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333391624323745598589298663134524514297
333333351118263339496786158419890171330660
000000351118263339496786158419890171300
0000003713212935425476872285411117208200
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 837
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 837
Owner: wollinka1
 
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