Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
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 (9/2/2015)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1942/41 10C MS obverse 1942/41 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This extremely popular variety was discovered and announced in 1943, yet precious few have survived in Mint State. The vigorous wartime economy meant that coins went into circulation within weeks or even days of striking, and the only unworn survivors are those found by chance within rolls that were set aside during 1942.

An obverse working die was hubbed twice, with annealing between each impression, the normal practice of the time. What set this particular die apart was that one impression was from a 1941-dated hub and the other from a hub dated 1942, the two dates overlapping in the die.

Gems of this variety are quite rare, and examples in any grade carry significant premiums. The inclusion of this variety within popular coin albums during the 1960s forever cemented its lasting appeal.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2015

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1942/41 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 450 470 500 565 690 1050 1200 1300 1800 2900 3850 4800 8200 17000 30000 - - - -
$ - - - 1400 2200 - 4100 5250 10250 - - - -
1942/41 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 1950 2050 2200 2550 3850 4750 8900 16000 52000 80000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1656
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 68


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9/20/2015 XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1224/Lot# 7280
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Auction Prices Realized

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5/31/2004 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 609 $46,000.00
11/4/2009 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2767, 2767/Lot# 1225 $1,063.75
7/12/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1172/Lot# 4050 $870.55
11/29/2012 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8588 $499.38
4/24/2013 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7934 $329.00
8/30/2013 PCGS VF 25   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4387 $411.25
9/29/2013 NGC F 15   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 771, 780/Lot# 230 $400.00
2/2/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 167894 $1,870.00
  PCGS AU 53   Bonhams $819.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942/41 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333379389110211138138715311725184318862048275433243817398441416545985426259
33326682593410601221143515951764185719402283294434883872403649427648153220
0000001060122114351595176418571940228329443488387240364942764800
0000001099130414831660180318711994251831343652392840885743875100
1942/41 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333846948108412061465161618181941198521542885347439844157431967941019026951
33328488099311241292151516831859195520412397308136444041421151447926157770
0000001124129215151683185919552041239730813644404142115144792600
0000001165137815651750190019702097264132773814409942655969905800
1942/41 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333391810281155127115311683188620092048226830094141592273179981144304431776484
33330895410701193135715811750192720222121251533864734638782051146424392550390
000000119313571581175019272022212125153386473463878205114642439200
000000123214441632181819682035219427623763532868529093129473435400
1942/41 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333977109212251345161617731985211321542381314943196153758610320148754533678008
333327101511361265143516681843202721262229263735394930663084971183825028562260
000000126514351668184320272126222926373539493066308497118382502800
000000130515251720191420702140230528933929554171089408133563518200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2754
Owner: AKSHCC
 
Grade: VF 30
Points: 793
Owner: GILMORE
 
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