Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 5,117,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.11 (3/18/2019)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1925 D 10C MS obverse 1925 D 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue vies with 1925-S for the dubious distinction of being the most poorly made entry in the Mercury Dime series. Almost all 1925-D dimes are softly struck overall, with this being especially evident at their peripheries. The coin illustrated is typical in this respect and shows weakness at its centers as well as the extremities of all peripheral lettering.

Examples of the 1925-D dime are scarce in all grades, with even heavily worn pieces rarely turning up in mixed lots of circulated Mercuries. Coins grading Fine and higher are all highly sought by collectors across the entire budget spectrum. Mint State examples at any grade are very scarce, and gems are among the few real rarities for this series.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/15/2019

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1925 D 10C MS
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Base $ 8.00 9.45 10.30 74.30 146 210 220 228 325 395 488 682 780 1100 2000 2620 - - - -
$ - - - - 350 - - - - - - - - -
1925 D 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 465 600 865 1300 1850 3750 9150 21000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1950 4100 12200 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 322
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 3/18/2019 1925 D 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-13-191210431434-620131942----164
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Total-13-191210431434-620131942----164
 -1 %2 %-12 %7 %6 %2 %2 %9 %21 %-4 %12 %8 %12 %2 %1 %---- 
1925 D 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------141416365614143---158
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Total----------141416365614143---158
 ----------9 %1 %3 %10 %23 %35 %9 %9 %2 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/28/1997 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0940, 940/Lot# 1228 $207.10
9/19/2005 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1638 $1,610.00
8/13/2006 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 988 $1,495.00
2/11/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1323 $978.00
8/23/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 171, 177/Lot# 7952 $920.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 67   Full Bands Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8475 $8,050.00
2/23/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131409/Lot# 26631 $123.38
7/13/2014 PCGS VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 206227 $46.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1925 10C MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base162024672585126046887097649211044115514421572198527403099331146741551527118
172138131343543632695727816962108112511485171022372860317037658288193830
00000063269572781696210811251148517102237286031703765828800
0000006607027468691003111813461529184724882979324042201190100
1925 10C MS D Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base162024672585126046887097649211138120615731928231933454970695173172218539358
1721381313435436326957278169931161132816912058266138875630707312273279090
000000632695727816993116113281691205826613887563070731227300
0000006607027468691066118314511810218930034428629171951722900
1925 10C MS D Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202428762785516467357568159801206127816602029243434965172721075862279740291
21254414336958367674277687010551230140517832164278840555851733512656286280
0000006767427768701055123014051783216427884055585173351265600
0000007057497959251131125415331906229931424613653174611772700
1925 10C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12162059237477563642663715865982108813631488188626142960316544851505626423
131733118317506589649680765904101711801405162121292729302836058009188450
00000058964968076590410171180140516212129272930283605800900
000000616656698815943105312711446175323712845309740451153200
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Grade: MS 66 FB
Points: 4970
Owner: Srotag
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1088
Owner: TRT
 
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