Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 9,939,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.24 (10/20/2017)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1919 D 10C MS obverse 1919 D 10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Denver coined roughly the half the number of dimes it had in 1918, and circulated examples of the 1919-D dime are fairly scarce above the grade of Very Good. Mint State pieces are likewise elusive, with gems being rare. Those having Full Bands are especially difficult to find. Peripheral weakness and eroded dies are the rule for most 1919-D dimes. Also common, as with all D-Mint coins from this period, are obvious die cracks.

Some of these technical problems may be explained by the large numbers of coins produced per die at the Denver Mint. Records show that it struck an average of 196,776 dimes per obverse die and 264,094 per reverse. Of course, some reverse dies remained usable from the previous year, and the figures above are per the number of new dies shipped to Denver, so the actual per-die total for reverses may have been lower.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/11/2017

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1919 D 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 4.50 7.50 13.50 28.00 55.00 75.00 85.00 120 190 235 300 390 500 740 1575 4600 - - - -
$ - - - - 210 - - - - 800 2300 - - -
1919 D 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 450 550 735 1450 2250 4300 25500 127500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 5700 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 388
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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1/15/1997 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0911, 911/Lot# 1270 $272.50
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10/16/2011 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/16/2011, 140/Lot# 17979 $4,456.10
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9/25/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 7742 $940.00
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5/7/2017 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131720/Lot# 25065 $329.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1919 10C MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216325912324127831434845666174187410341206152022903838408657831627828956
132141801622532903253845246887859271091131117772806392146529281205040
000000290325384524688785927109113111777280639214652928100
0000003023374205937148309811149141520333322400352171278000
1919 10C MS D Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216325912324127831434845610661206143320872614356474871319713812143474490580313
132141801622532903253846591113128216512263293148729390134021399024533567080
000000290325384659111312821651226329314872939013402139902453300
0000003023374208631159135718692438324761791129413607141693471900
1919 10C MS D Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1620376713526230133937851011311278139721942740372277301361414243147904593481892
172647901772753143524227171180131816632376306750589691138241442525171579200
000000314352422717118013181663237630675058969113824144252517100
0000003263654669241229135719282558339563941165314033146083555300
1919 10C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121628541152202552883204235976958209741138143821793675391555631580228226
132037741502322662993544816307378711029123816852678375544648976199430
000000266299354481630737871102912381685267837554464897600
0000002773093895396627789231083133819323176383550141238900
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Grade: F 15
Points: 54
Owner: sc1quail
 
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