Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,728
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.12 (3/22/2019)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1938 10C PF obverse 1938 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Mint struck some 8,728 proof Mercury dimes in 1938. As with most proof Mercury dimes, they are quite rare with full cameo contrast.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/22/2019

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1938 10C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 175 190 215 235 290 350 415 775 2000 16900 -
$ - - - - - - - - - 335 390 500 1400 13000

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1828
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/18/2019 1938 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------118246426750667224639--1828
------------------541-10
-----------------57---12
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Total----------1182464267506677258431-1850
 ----------0 %0 %0 %1 %3 %14 %27 %37 %14 %2 %0 %- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/8/2000 PCGS PF 67   Teletrade Auction 1281, 1281/Lot# 1239 $844.75
1/25/2004 NGC PF 65   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1941 $437.00
5/28/2008 NGC PF 68   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 246 $2,760.00
11/13/2008 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 300, 306/Lot# 5555 $161.00
9/16/2012 PCGS PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 73906 $282.70
6/16/2013 NGC PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 114973 $309.11
4/1/2014 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7636 $217.38
12/4/2016 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131650/Lot# 23131 $399.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base272304336366395426442477502527551604642697754854966107514724157672013678
283315346376405431454485510535569617660716787891100212072367501190390
000000454485510535569617660716787891100212072367501100
000000465494519543586629679735821929103913403262586600
1938 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23727230433636639540943745047751556359765369580290810131393398464739457
24928331534637640041844145949053157461666773183794311402257481474680
00000041844145949053157461666773183794311402257481400
00000042844646850254758663468176687397812663120564300
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 3984
Owner: P. Lien
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 1393
Owner: David A. Turner
 
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