Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 60,740,000
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: $1.06 (9/5/2015)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1942 D 10C MS obverse 1942 D 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is another high mintage wartime issue, and thousands of examples were saved in Mint State. While gems form a minority of the survivors, their overall numbers are still high enough to make this an easily filled slot in anyone's collection. Denver Mint coins were the most well struck of the three mints, so pieces having Full Bands are likewise plentiful.

More than a dozen repunched mintmark varieties are known for the 1942-D dime. Several of these are obvious enough to have broad appeal and will be added to list of eligible varieties as they are submitted to NGC.

Doubled-die obverse varieties are remarkably few for this issue, but the primary one is a very desirable overdate. This is popular enough to warrant a separate entry following this one.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2015

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1942 D 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.10 3.25 3.85 4.00 4.10 4.25 7.50 9.50 12.00 21.00 26.00 40.00 75.00 825 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 30.00 45.00 140 -
1942 D 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 12.50 15.00 19.00 28.00 50.00 60.00 200 2200 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 33.00 55.00 75.00 400 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4240
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/10/1998 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 1075, 1075/Lot# 1282 $42.51
3/23/2004 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24035, 24035/Lot# 11313 $143.75
11/4/2004 PCGS MS 68   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 6411 $2,587.50
9/10/2006 NGC MS 68   Full Bands Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 112 $575.00
9/25/2008 NGC MS 67   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 286, 292/Lot# 5515 $80.50
5/20/2012 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131222/Lot# 20092 $126.50
10/27/2013 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 147929 $36.02
6/16/2014 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20227 $14.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 D 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base699912121212121212242837458198155248117313401980
79910121212121212162531395786117186556122815530
00000012121212162531395786117186556122800
00000012121212202634426992136217864128400
1942 D 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333241819424157912001792
33333333333331235548514335378613970
00000033333331235548514335378600
00000033333332238678919246699300
1942 D 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69991212121212121637455472115179220517209423523303
7991012121212121323394860861361923191042218026690
0000001212121323394860861361923191042218000
00000012121214304251661001572064181568226600
1942 D 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333507212713538485116582716
3333333333333185790129218539112020100
0000003333333185790129218539112000
00000033333333464108132301695138900
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 1042
Owner: Kaiser14
 
Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 517
Owner: Clay
 
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