Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 32,160,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.21 (6/25/2017)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1926 10C MS obverse 1926 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1926 dimes of the Philadelphia Mint are plentiful in all grades through MS 65. A fair percentage of these possess Full Bands, and this is an issue that should be readily obtainable by collectors in satisfying condition.

A close inspection of 1926 dimes from all three mints will reveal that the style of date was changed a bit starting this year. The numeral 9, which Weinman had sculpted with a broad, open loop, was nearly closed this year. The new style lasted through 1927 before being fully closed in 1928.

Also evident on all Mercury Dimes dated 1926 and later is that the master hub for the reverse suffered minor damage. The olive branch, which previously had reached all the way to the fasces on the right where it meets the upper diagonal band just above the horizontal bands, is hereafter suspended in space by a short gap.




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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/13/2017

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1926 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.50 3.75 4.00 4.50 7.50 17.00 19.50 22.50 27.50 32.00 42.00 60.00 70.00 110 225 400 1450 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 120 - - - -
1926 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 45.00 55.00 70.00 90.00 170 340 775 3600 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 220 400 1300 4900 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 729
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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3/25/1998 NGC MS 65   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 1035, 1035/Lot# 1280 $283.40
4/24/2006 NGC MS 67   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 84, 89/Lot# 423 $2,070.00
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3933 $368.00
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(2), 1151/Lot# 4564 $2,760.00
11/25/2012 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 81548 $11.51
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Stack's Bowers iAuction 3503, 6057/Lot# 20132 $105.75
6/8/2017 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1256/Lot# 7364 $540.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912121216284567819411513117123727239567499020872433568910365
10121213203452728510112014419324931348877913562202351872480
00000052728510112014419324931348877913562202351800
00000060769010812615821526035458188517212318460400
1926 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121616162032507689102127143186258295426719105121942552591410713
13161617243859809311013215721027033952483014322313367375140
00000059809311013215721027033952483014322313367300
00000067859811913817223428338262194018132433479300
1926 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121616162032507689102127183220272336551891147732813357854815636
1316161724385980931101461952372934086641086207833065087109110
000000598093110146195237293408664108620783306508700
000000678598119164208255315479778128226803332681800
1926 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base162020202437548598115139201241295363591948156334313509885116108
17202021284364891041231602142593184397101153218634575290112700
0000006489104123160214259318439710115321863457529000
0000007594109131180228277340515829135828083483707000
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Grade: MS 66 FB
Points: 1477
Owner: Ribeye_Jack
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 674
Owner: Killamj
 
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