Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 10,540,000
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: $1.21 (6/3/2015)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1939 S 10C MS obverse 1939 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While not truly rare, 1939-S is one of the keys to completing the "long, short set" of 1934-45 Mercury Dimes. Mint State examples seem to have survived in smaller quantity than other issues of the period. On top of that, very few of those seen have Full Bands. On the plus side, 1939-S dimes, like most S-Mint dimes of the late 1930s through 1945, are sometimes found prooflike to varying degrees. The coin illustrated reveals this quality nicely.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1939 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 2.90 3.00 3.25 3.50 4.50 9.50 11.00 12.00 15.00 21.00 23.00 35.00 45.00 60.00 105 235 - - -
$ - - - - - - 25.00 38.00 50.00 70.00 125 650 -
1939 S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 29.00 40.00 85.00 190 750 1050 3200 14500 - -
$ - - - - - 35.00 45.00 95.00 300 875 1350 4850 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 777
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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6/7/2015 MS 67  Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1221/Lot# 3551


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3/19/1997 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0929, 929/Lot# 1261 $119.90
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1014 $2,472.50
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(6), 1166/Lot# 5660 $1,955.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(6), 1166/Lot# 5659 $690.00
7/28/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 130407 $34.00
10/20/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 774, 783/Lot# 439 $35.00
3/16/2014 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/16/2014, 172/Lot# 162332 $495.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5664 $111.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333337281111147653132724233987
3333333333333267591123315877169229440
0000003333333267591123315877169200
000000333333349781011354841102205700
1939 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333338189123163699140425434159
33333333333332983100136341934178330810
00000033333332983100136341934178300
000000333333355861111495201169216300
1939 S 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333203763811021432373721066147721243639583614650
3333333825456988115174282603120316922629437187740
0000003825456988115174282603120316922629437100
00000031431547595129205327834134019083134510300
1939 S 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333244167891151592584011131156122333800606415100
33333331029497497129192305644127417852755455490760
00000031029497497129192305644127417852755455400
000000317355881106144225353887141720093277530900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 653
Owner: CBC
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 653
Owner: Clay
 
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