Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,728
Catalog: KM-140
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.48 (7/30/2016)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1938 10C PF obverse 1938 10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1938 the interest in the new Jefferson nickel boosted the mintage of that issue to nearly 20,000 proofs, but the 1938 Mercury dime saw a modest production, based on Mint orders received, of 8,728 pieces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/10/2015

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1938 10C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 175 190 215 235 265 325 380 750 8500 18500 -
$ - - - - - - - - 260 305 370 485 975 13300

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1774
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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8/20/1997 NGC PF 66   Teletrade Auction 0973, 973/Lot# 1307 $272.50
9/6/2004 PCGS PF 66   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 670 $1,667.50
10/22/2009 NGC PF 68   Heritage Auctions 2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130, 1130/Lot# 461 $3,450.00
1/13/2013 NGC PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/13/2013, 57/Lot# 92283 $220.00
12/5/2013 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7628 $305.50
8/3/2014 PCGS PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 815, 824/Lot# 804 $230.00
10/3/2014 PCGS PF 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3502, 6056/Lot# 22034 $246.75
5/24/2015 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131522/Lot# 21677 $199.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372723043363663954094374504775155635976536957548659581450515866169457
24928331534637640041844145949053157461666771579189611222686564475630
00000041844145949053157461666771579189611222686564400
00000042844646850254758663468173482892712863922613000
1938 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base272304336366395426442477502527539597642684754820933102118865367687313678
28331534637640543145448551053155861265670777685896213093046586991410
00000045448551053155861265670777685896213093046586900
00000046549451953557862767073179889599215984207637100
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 5644
Owner: Montana Grampa
 
Grade: PF 68
Points: 5158
Owner: P. Lien
 
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