Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 24,080,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.34 (2/22/2020)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1934 10C MS obverse 1934 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The lingering effects of economic depression precluded the coining of dimes after mid-1931 until the second half of 1934. Philadelphia's production of dimes that year was fairly generous, being comparable to mintage figures from the prosperous 1920s.

This issue is plentiful through the grade of MS-66, and a good percentage of these coins display Full Bands. It may seem from the Census figures that FB coins are actually the more common, but this just reflects a greater tendency to submit those that are likely to receive this designation. Most examples are well struck overall, though peripheral elements such as the 4 of the date and the tops of lettering may be a bit incomplete.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/10/2019

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1934 10C MS
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Base $ 3.50 3.75 4.00 5.00 5.75 8.50 9.00 10.00 15.00 25.00 27.00 28.00 30.00 43.00 50.00 90.00 260 950 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 53.00 130 - -
1934 10C MS FB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 30.00 33.00 38.00 40.00 60.00 135 195 550 3100 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 80.00 165 300 725 9150

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1163
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: 2/18/2020 1934 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-2222-13281911219368211197414--444
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-----------------12---3
-----------------1----1
Total-2222-13281911219368211199434--448
 -0%0%0%0%-0%1%0%2%4%0%3%4%8%18%25%22%10%1%-- 
1934 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------3-223381572221838011--719
------------------1---1
----------------135---9
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Total----------3-223381572231868611--729
 ----------0%-0%3%5%22%31%26%12%2%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1934 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912121212162028323754102115123147190220348794169222223583
10121212131723293443701061181311612002634971093186926760
00000023293443701061181311612002634971093186900
00000025313548861111201391762103056451393204500
1934 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12161616162024323741591231351551632205027051333308034067327
13161616172127343847801271421581823145709141915318947130
00000027343847801271421581823145709141915318900
0000002935405310213114816020140863711242498329700
1934 10C MS FBP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16202020202428374145671351471711792415397521410322335607597
17202020212531384252901391551742003406109712014333549060
00000031384252901391551742003406109712014333500
0000003440446011214316317622044068111912619344800
1934 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6999912162428325094102111135175201320745160421133429
799910131925293865971051191481842414621031177425520
0000001925293865971051191481842414621031177400
0000002127314479991081271621922806031318194300
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Grade: MS 68 FB
Points: 3080
Owner: Sadler
 
Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 1333
Owner: Chancey MS60+
 
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