Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 6,772,000
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 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1934 D 10C MS obverse 1934 D 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

After the abortive mintage of dimes in early 1931 the Denver Mint didn't resume production until the spring of 1934. A mere 673,000 1934-D dimes had been struck by June 30, the balance of this year's mintage coming in subsequent months.

1934-D dimes frequently display weakness at their centers, and examples having Full Bands, while not truly rare, are distinctly in the minority. This issue is found with either the Small D mintmark leftover from dies shipped to Denver in earlier years or with the new Large D which debuted on the cents of 1933.

Two repunched mintmark varieties are noted for this date. These are both of the Large D style.

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1934 D 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.00 3.25 4.25 5.50 11.00 22.00 27.00 30.00 35.00 43.00 45.00 50.00 60.00 75.00 95.00 175 550 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 65.00 80.00 105 225 750 -
1934 D 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 50.00 55.00 60.00 70.00 140 325 750 2000 5100 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 440 1200 3300 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 705
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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11/18/2001 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2001 November Santa Clara Bullet Sale #276, 276/Lot# 452 $241.50
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6/3/2014 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3844 $182.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1934 10C MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9121216244572981231351551902012202583143786021290189531975897
101213193154811061271421671942072332773354538311492232940970
000000811061271421671942072332773354538311492232900
0000008911513114817819721424529535752710611693276300
1934 10C MS D Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912121624457298123135155201220237272477865145024643852698716170
101213193154811061271421702072262493406061060178829274897100480
00000081106127142170207226249340606106017882927489700
00000089115131148186214231260409736125521263389594200
1934 10C MS D Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12161620285081106135147171220241258295512921153125854032724816654
131617233560891161391551872272472703676481124188230675104103830
00000089116139155187227247270367648112418823067510400
00000098125143163204234252283440785132822343550617600
1934 10C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69912204163891111231431751832012372883515631206179930555674
791015274872961151301541781892132543094227771404221839280
00000072961151301541781892132543094227771404221800
000000801041191361641801952252713304929921601263600
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Grade: MS 66 FB
Points: 1450
Owner: MAvins
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 563
Owner: Clay
 
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