Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 67,740,000
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: $1.35 (8/24/2016)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1939 10C MS obverse 1939 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1939(P) dimes are plentiful across all grades through MS-67, yet they are frustratingly scarce with Full Bands. Since most coins are otherwise well struck, there was evidently something in the collar preparation of the die set that precluded metal from filling that portion of the die cavity on most pieces.

This date is rich in doubled-die obverse varieties, but all of them are too minor to gain much of a following.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/6/2015

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1939 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.80 2.90 3.10 3.20 3.50 4.75 5.00 6.00 7.50 8.50 9.50 11.00 12.50 21.00 28.00 45.00 75.00 400 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 23.00 30.00 50.00 95.00 550
1939 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 16.00 19.00 25.00 30.00 45.00 175 210 1075 10700 - -
$ - - - - - - - 27.00 35.00 50.00 190 300 2250 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3306
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 672 $632.50
3/28/2005 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2005 March Palm Beach, FL Bullet Sale #369, 369/Lot# 346 $149.50
5/1/2008 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 243, 249/Lot# 5409 $34.00
10/4/2009 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2753, 2753/Lot# 1455 $23.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2139 $414.00
10/21/2012 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131244/Lot# 24081 $59.00
3/30/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 120507 $51.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333374572761313547981246
333333333333314395473942055029470
0000003333333143954739420550200
00000033333332542637411227965000
1939 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333415081851433848511319
33333333333331544608210422353910070
00000033333331544608210422353900
00000033333332847708312330369500
1939 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333336121624283250814395971206223338007686
3333333481318252938602004918001548275550950
0000003481318252938602004918001548275500
000000351014212630447031954410031890327700
1939 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333339122028323754894746401278234539667965
33333335101422293342652175298521633288552990
00000035101422293342652175298521633288500
000000371117253035487734558410651989342500
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 1333
Owner: CBC
 
Grade: MS 66 FB
Points: 597
Owner: Clay
 
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