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: $1.69 (11/24/2020)
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: 10/9/2020

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1926 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.75 4.25 5.00 7.00 9.00 15.00 18.00 20.00 25.00 32.00 40.00 60.00 70.00 110 225 340 1200 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 120 - - - -
1926 10C MS FB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 42.00 55.00 70.00 85.00 165 350 900 2850 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 220 450 1300 4500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 800
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
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: 11/24/2020 1926 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2-1131433734110416212050141---358
-------------1---1----2
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Total2-1131433734110426212050151---360
 1%-0%0%1%0%1%1%1%2%9%0%3%12%17%33%14%4%0%--- 
1926 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------3-544621791073210---442
---------------1------1
-----------------1----1
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Total----------3-544621801073310---444
 ----------1%-1%10%14%41%24%7%2%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121616162032507689102127143186258295426719105121942552591410713
131616172438598093110132157210270339524830143223133673751411249
00000059809311013215721027033952483014322313367300
00000067859811913817223428338262194018132433479300
1926 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121616162032507689102127183220272336551891147732813357854815636
13161617243859809311014619523729340866410862078330650871091116418
000000598093110146195237293408664108620783306508700
000000678598119164208255315479778128226803332681800
1926 10C MS FBP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base162020202437548598115139201241295363591948156334313509885116108
172020212843648910412316021425931843971011532186345752901127016913
0000006489104123160214259318439710115321863457529000
0000007594109131180228277340515829135828083483707000
1926 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912121216284567819411513117123727239567499020872433568910365
101212132034527285101120144193249313488779135622023518724810883
00000052728510112014419324931348877913562202351800
00000060769010812615821526035458188517212318460400
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Grade: MS 66 FB
Points: 1477
Owner: d.salyer
 
Grade: MS 66 FB
Points: 1477
Owner: dusty13
 
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