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: $1.24 (11/22/2017)
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.

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Last Updated: 4/14/2017

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1929 D 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.50 4.00 5.75 8.50 17.50 22.00 23.00 25.00 28.00 30.00 32.00 38.00 47.00 60.00 90.00 200 485 3300 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 65.00 100.00 260 1050 6500
1929 D 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 35.00 39.00 48.00 60.00 95.00 225 675 2500 37500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 120 325 800 5000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1225
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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5/6/2003 NGC MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23052, 23052/Lot# 11155 $276.00
2/13/2006 NGC MS 64   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 74, 79/Lot# 535 $71.30
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 186 $207.00
7/1/2012 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/01/2012, 29/Lot# 60139 $451.00
12/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3407, 3407/Lot# 1846 $80.00
4/21/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 105802 $60.50
7/28/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 130241 $39.00
6/28/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3533, 6112/Lot# 20400 $52.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 10C MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12161624378189981021151271351431712092583636631185329436534830
13161928528492991061191301381521842252934638371888341440450
00000092991061191301381521842252934638371888341400
0000009510111112313214016219624232856310112591353300
1929 10C MS D Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216162437818998102115127143159194237351674136327548644937010688
131619285284929910611913214817120827545990418274717888698090
000000929910611913214817120827545990418274717888600
00000095101111123138154182223313566113322906681912800
1929 10C MS D Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16202028418998106111127139155171209258381721144228858949969411045
172023325792101108116131144160184225299494961192349069197101440
00000010110811613114416018422529949496119234906919700
000000103109122135150166196242340608120224046928944600
1929 10C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912122032728189941021151231311551902373366201117314934964637
1012152445758491971061181261391672062704317861794326538760
0000008491971061181261391672062704317861794326500
0000008692991111201281471782213035259512472338000
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 336
Owner: Tak
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 237
Owner: sc1quail
 
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