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: $1.25 (10/16/2019)
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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/8/2019

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1928 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.50 3.75 4.00 5.00 7.50 17.50 18.50 21.00 24.00 30.00 32.00 40.00 52.00 80.00 155 360 850 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 550 - -
1928 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 35.00 45.00 55.00 75.00 130 325 585 2400 18000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 160 365 1000 7500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 549
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 10/8/2019 1928 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1--1114312-132137593812----203
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Total--1--1114312-1321375938122---205
 --0 %--0 %0 %0 %2 %1 %6 %-6 %10 %18 %29 %19 %6 %1 %--- 
1928 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2-52235126114366---346
------------------1---1
-----------------31---4
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Total----------2-52235126114398---351
 ----------1 %-1 %6 %10 %36 %32 %11 %2 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/7/1999 PCGS MS 63   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 1183, 1183/Lot# 1229 $39.24
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 603 $276.00
6/26/2006 NGC MS 65   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 93, 98/Lot# 729 $241.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 8177 $207.00
7/1/2012 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/01/2012, 29/Lot# 60885 $93.50
4/10/2015 NGC MS 66   Full Bands Stack's Bowers iAuction 3529, 6098/Lot# 21100 $446.50
5/3/2015 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131519/Lot# 21730 $564.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 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
1928 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9121212162845727685981191351632203045159081066200943517884
101212132034547379891051241441822483746469611380279055290
000000547379891051241441822483746469611380279000
0000006375829411213015420127644577710131695357000
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Grade: MS 66 FB
Points: 1246
Owner: Allen
 
Grade: MS 66 FB
Points: 1246
Owner: Jay Carr
 
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