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: $1.05 (5/21/2019)
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: 5/21/2019 1938 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------118246426650767224639--1828
------------------541-10
-----------------48---12
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Total----------1182464266507676259431-1850
 ----------0 %0 %0 %1 %3 %14 %27 %37 %14 %2 %0 %- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/7/1999 PCGS PF 66   Teletrade Auction 1151, 1151/Lot# 1313 $414.20
9/6/2004 PCGS PF 66   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 670 $1,667.50
9/14/2004 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24093, 24093/Lot# 13470 $288.65
6/20/2005 NGC PF 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #44, 48/Lot# 351 $793.50
4/29/2012 NGC PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/29/2012, 20/Lot# 41895 $335.50
7/26/2012 NGC PF 67   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 5657 $488.75
8/22/2018 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131835/Lot# 27421 $576.00


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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