Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 5,034,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.29 (2/16/2020)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1929 D 10C MS obverse 1929 D 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite a modest mintage, the 1929-D dime vies with its Philadelphia Mint cousin for the title of most common Mint State dime of the decade. In fact, it probably edges out 1929(P) in MS grades, though it's far more scarce in worn condition.

The Great Depression of 1929-33 was felt first in the Midwest, and economic activity had slowed there by the mid 1920s. This led to several issues of Denver Mint coins being idled in vaults until years had gone by. Rolls of 1929-D dimes were still surfacing at banks throughout the 1930s, and this issue was perhaps second only to 1916 and 1916-S for its availability in MS grades prior to the large mintages of 1935 and later.

A very minor doubled-die obverse variety is known for 1929-D dimes, but this has attracted little interest. Also obscure but of far greater potential is the single reverse die having the Very Small D used for dimes only in 1916 and early 1917. This variety is little known in the coin hobby, and no market for it has developed, but collectors should make every effort to cherrypick examples whenever possible. The coin illustrated bears the normal mintmark style of 1917-34.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/10/2019

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1929 D 10C MS
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Base $ 3.50 3.75 5.75 9.00 20.00 22.00 24.00 25.00 28.00 30.00 32.00 38.00 47.00 60.00 90.00 150 475 3300 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 65.00 100.00 225 1380 6500
1929 D 10C MS FB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 35.00 39.00 48.00 60.00 95.00 200 625 2400 32000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 120 325 750 4250 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1288
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/11/2020 1929 D 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-2112-51-69-518461802237091--579
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Total-2112-51-69-5184618122370101--581
 -0%0%0%0%-1%0%-1%2%-1%3%8%31%38%12%2%0%-- 
1929 D 10C MS FB
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Base------------21051316248793---709
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Total------------21051316248795---711
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 D 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12161624378189981021151271351431712092583636631185329436534830
13161928528492991061191301381521842252934638371888341440450
00000092991061191301381521842252934638371888341400
0000009510111112313214016219624232856310112591353300
1929 D 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216162437818998102115127143159194237351674136327548644937010688
131619285284929910611913214817120827545990418274717888698090
000000929910611913214817120827545990418274717888600
00000095101111123138154182223313566113322906681912800
1929 D 10C MS FBP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16202028418998106111127139155171209258381721144228858949969411045
172023325792101108116131144160184225299494961192349069197101440
00000010110811613114416018422529949496119234906919700
000000103109122135150166196242340608120224046928944600
1929 D 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912122032728189941021151231311551902373366201117314934964637
1012152445758491971061181261391672062704317861794326538760
0000008491971061181261391672062704317861794326500
0000008692991111201281471782213035259512472338000
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 4717
Owner: Sadler
 
Grade: MS 66 FB
Points: 1363
Owner: tfickay
 
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