Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,480,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.23 (9/22/2017)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1928 10C MS obverse 1928 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite having the second lowest mintage of Philadelphia Mint dimes from the 1920s, the 1928(P) issue is common in all circulated grades and through MS 64. Gems are slightly elusive, but they are sufficiently well struck on average to display Full Bands in many instances. Collectors should be reluctant to acquire coins that reveal die erosion or incomplete strikes.

Starting this year the dates of all Mercury Dimes included fully closed loops on numeral 9. This process had been initiated in 1926 with nearly closed loops, and it appears to have been a preference of Chief Engraver John R. Sinnock, who succeeded George T. Morgan in 1925.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/14/2017

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1928 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.50 3.75 4.00 4.50 7.50 17.50 18.50 21.00 24.00 29.00 33.00 40.00 55.00 80.00 155 350 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 550 - -
1928 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 35.00 45.00 55.00 75.00 140 325 580 1975 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 160 365 1000 4500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 473
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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5/8/2001 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21053, 21053/Lot# 3170 $260.00
6/26/2006 NGC MS 65   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 93, 98/Lot# 729 $241.50
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1332 $264.50
6/26/2011 NGC MS 65   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 3090, 3090/Lot# 1521 $299.00
7/15/2012 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/15/2012, 31/Lot# 63232 $501.00
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8371 $205.63
10/6/2013 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131342/Lot# 26063 $352.50
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7630 $481.75
8/31/2014 PCGS MS 62   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 217360 $23.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1928 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9121212162845727685981191351632203045159081066200943517884
101212132034547379891051241441822483746469611380279055290
000000547379891051241441822483746469611380279000
0000006375829411213015420127644577710131695357000
1928 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121616162032508185941061311471792413305519661131211345358169
1316161724386082889811413615820027140468910211458292057460
0000006082889811413615820027140468910211458292000
00000071849110212314216822030047782810761786372800
1928 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12161616203250818594106143183220288477865124624483149714913040
1316161724386082889811815619524335160699216472682448291130
0000006082889811815619524335160699216472682448200
000000718491102131170208265414736111920472915581600
1928 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base162020202437548994102115155201241311512921132025693294741413453
172020212843669197106128170214264378648105417362811466794270
000000669197106128170214264378648105417362811466700
000000779299111142186228288445785118721533052604100
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Grade: MS 65 FB
Points: 865
Owner: Ribeye_Jack
 
Grade: MS 64 FB
Points: 477
Owner: Clay
 
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