Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 65,350,000
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: $1.07 (7/31/2015)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1940 10C MS obverse 1940 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of this issue mirrors the Philadelphia output of the previous year, and 1940(P) dimes are common across all grades through MS 67 FB. In fact, Full Bands examples form a minority of the surviving Mint State population, but such coins are far more likely to be submitted for grading.

Irrespective of the grade assigned, 1940(P) dimes will vary greatly in technical quality. Large mintages usually resulted from overuse of the dies, and many coins will be lacking crisp details.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1940 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.10 3.25 3.85 4.00 4.10 4.25 7.50 9.00 11.50 17.00 32.00 45.00 65.00 325 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 35.00 50.00 75.00 -
1940 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 11.00 12.50 16.00 28.00 48.00 75.00 215 2450 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 33.00 53.00 85.00 415 6650

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3215
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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8/4/2015 MS 68   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131531/Lot# 21110


Auction Prices Realized

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10/27/2008 NGC MS 67   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 295, 301/Lot# 465 $86.25
5/23/2010 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 2858, 2858/Lot# 1599 $38.00
9/22/2010 PCGS MS 68   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 3862 $1,610.00
4/21/2013 NGC MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131318/Lot# 28138 $90.00
6/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 202580 $56.10
6/16/2014 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20219 $4.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333243285891634239251423
33333333333331026498611324959010910
00000033333331026498611324959000
00000033333331729678713833675700
1940 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333283794981794569831504
33333333333331131569512527163111560
00000033333331131569512527163100
00000033333331934759615236380700
1940 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333334550135220527111020793543
3333333333333174678163322721143325670
0000003333333174678163322721143300
00000033333333148106191424915175600
1940 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333335054147241565117721863701
3333333333333185185178349769151326910
0000003333333185185178349769151300
00000033333333452116209457973184900
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 527
Owner: Clay
 
Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 527
Owner: Coinbuf
 
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