Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 191,710,000
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: $1.08 (8/1/2015)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1943 10C MS obverse 1943 10C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This high-mintage issue is very common in Mint State, with a generous supply of gems. Most are lacking Full Bands, but the greater submission of FB coins for grading obscures this fact. In any case, there are enough nice pieces to satisfy collectors of any budget.

With nearly 200 million dimes struck at the Philadelphia Mint during 1943, the number of dies required was likewise quite high. This begs the question of why there are not several doubled-die varieties known, yet just a single DDR has been found.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1943 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.10 3.25 3.85 4.00 4.10 4.25 7.00 8.50 11.00 17.00 28.00 37.00 60.00 575 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 31.00 45.00 150 -
1943 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 10.00 13.00 18.00 25.00 50.00 65.00 390 22000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 30.00 55.00 85.00 865 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5054
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/23/1998 NGC MS 66   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 1089, 1089/Lot# 1323 $42.51
7/26/2000 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20075, 20075/Lot# 5172 $25.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 751 $9.20
2/11/2007 NGC MS 67   Full Bands Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1327 $63.00
7/15/2012 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131230/Lot# 26601 $36.00
11/25/2012 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 82680 $8.00
6/16/2014 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20231 $14.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1943 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base699912121212121212202428376798143237113813031928
79910121212121212142125314777113174537119315110
00000012121212142125314777113174537119300
00000012121212172226345787128205837124800
1943 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333283781811473928681289
33333333333331131518110322855010080
00000033333331131518110322855000
00000033333331934668112531070900
1943 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6999121212121212122837507298183237725495854427168
7991012121212121217314157801262013992136511960170
0000001212121217314157801262013992136511900
0000001212121222344564891542195623547528000
1943 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333335072186258709142325724433
33333333333331857110210408947180631920
00000033333331857110210408947180600
000000333333334641482345581185218900
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 2136
Owner: Sydney Goose
 
Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 725
Owner: Clay
 
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