Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 22,190,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.21 (6/25/2017)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1938 10C MS obverse 1938 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A short but nasty recession set in during 1937 and lasted through 1938. This accounts for the sharp decline in the numbers of all USA coins struck with this date.

1938(P) dimes typically display good strikes and excellent luster. The percentage of coins having Full Bands is lower than for 1938-D dimes.




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Last Updated: 4/18/2017

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1938 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.80 2.90 3.10 3.20 3.50 5.00 5.50 6.50 8.50 10.00 11.50 12.50 16.50 22.50 35.00 50.00 80.00 500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 55.00 130 -
1938 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 13.00 15.00 17.00 22.00 37.00 78.00 115 435 7500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 43.00 - 155 850 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1666
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/28/2000 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20041, 20041/Lot# 1121 $40.00
7/10/2006 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 95, 100/Lot# 460 $50.60
4/1/2007 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67042, 67042/Lot# 23176 $18.00
7/25/2007 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2399, 2399/Lot# 1220 $26.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 187 $196.00
6/16/2014 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20211 $39.95
8/31/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 195269 $15.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base699991212162024323745506794143201304113813031450
79991012131721273440475676110162235582119313520
000000131721273440475676110162235582119300
000000151923293542486185127182270860124800
1938 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91212121216162024283241505476102155220330120613791531
101212121316172125293544516185120177257622126414300
000000172125293544516185120177257622126400
000000192327313847536993137198293914132100
1938 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912121212161620242832505967891512984091044456550215509
10121212131617212529385362741102003356212218471751840
00000017212529385362741102003356212218471700
00000019232731445664821302493728323391486900
1938 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216161616202024283237546776981673204391107475652255727
13161616172021252934435870831212183606622323491253920
00000021252934435870831212183606622323491200
00000023273135486373911442693998843540506900
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 1044
Owner: Clay
 
Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 1044
Owner: JD Roselle Park
 
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