Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 22,674,800
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.06 (5/25/2019)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1918 D 10C MS obverse 1918 D 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite its high mintage the 1918-D dime is common only in grades below Very Fine. Better circulated examples and Mint State pieces are scarce, with gems being very elusive.

Most 1918-D dimes reveal weakness of strike, especially at their peripherie. Full Band examples are very difficult to locate in any grade. Another issue with Denver Mint coins from the late 1910s and early '20s, albeit one that does not affect grading, is the prevalence of multiple die cracks. This problem is seen across all denominations and suggests that the Denver Mint failed to properly harden its dies or anneal its planchets.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/3/2019

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1918 D 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 4.25 4.65 7.50 21.10 38.00 64.00 71.00 85.00 120 140 160 240 275 475 860 1640 3500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 510 1050 2100 - -
1918 D 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 375 425 950 1200 2750 3450 21350 76500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 6400 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 567
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/21/2019 1918 D 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base52131178571635118717613951113---470
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---------------1------1
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Total52131178571635118717614051113---471
 1 %0 %0 %1 %2 %1 %2 %1 %1 %3 %7 %0 %4 %15 %16 %30 %11 %2 %1 %--- 
1918 D 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------4149125791----97
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Total----------4149125791----97
 ----------4 %1 %4 %9 %12 %59 %9 %1 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/14/1996 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0867, 867/Lot# 1310 $250.70
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 701 $162.15
7/10/2011 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/10/2011, 125/Lot# 12108 $610.50
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7925 $235.00
2/3/2013 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1268 $10,638.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4372 $311.38
2/16/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131408/Lot# 24447 $217.38
11/12/2017 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131747/Lot# 25268 $576.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 10C MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216202454123163201220295439500602719846105115892451338645021156920646
131721347713617620724534345953464176191412301876276337586858145950
0000001762072453434595346417619141230187627633758685800
0000001882142703914805686808049831410216430744130921300
1918 10C MS D Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216202454123163201220295820933110315582401314969511272013318178054954590813
131721347713617620724547085899012551839265044168874129191481428385633010
0000001762072454708589901255183926504416887412919148142838500
000000188214270645895104614062120290056841079713119163093896500
1918 10C MS D Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1620242859135179220241311874993117016442519329472101312613738183255065192543
1721253884150193227264499914105213281936277745999182133301526729100646150
00000019322726449991410521328193627774599918213330152672910000
000000206234288686953111114862227303659051115413534167963987600
1918 10C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91216205011514718320127240946356367479399015052335323843191120020078
101317307212615918922531842749660071485911621782263635986613141590
0000001591892253184274966007148591162178226363598661300
0000001711952483634455306377539241333205829373959890600
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 990
Owner: mtayl03
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 793
Owner: TRT
 
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