Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 10,540,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.64 (11/29/2020)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1939 S 10C MS obverse 1939 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

While not truly rare, 1939-S is one of the keys to completing the "long, short set" of 1934-45 Mercury Dimes. Mint State examples seem to have survived in smaller quantity than other issues of the period. On top of that, very few of those seen have Full Bands. On the plus side, 1939-S dimes, like most S-Mint dimes of the late 1930s through 1945, are sometimes found prooflike to varying degrees. The coin illustrated reveals this quality nicely.

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Last Updated: 10/9/2020

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1939 S 10C MS
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Base $ 3.25 3.75 4.00 3.50 4.50 9.50 11.00 12.50 17.00 20.00 21.00 25.00 35.00 45.00 60.00 70.00 250 800 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 50.00 65.00 135 475 -
1939 S 10C MS FB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 23.00 29.00 40.00 90.00 190 650 950 3000 13000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 110 245 725 1350 4000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 947
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1939 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--22111441121151523105206312140---854
-------------------1--1
-----------------22---4
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Total--221114411211515231052063141421--859
 --0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%2%0%1%2%3%12%24%37%17%0%-- 
1939 S 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1--1-212830111--93
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Total----------1--1-212830111--93
 ----------1%--1%-23%30%32%12%1%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 S 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9121212162028414550678194102155201248378741158925434159
101212131723324247567285971201702172914991024190730824367
000000324247567285971201702172914991024190700
000000374448617690991371862323356201306222500
1939 S 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912121216202841455067941191633365861466182131266007656314650
10121213172332424756761021342214198791584225640866192925915383
0000003242475676102134221419879158422564086619200
00000037444861851111482785031173170326915047637800
1939 S 10C MS FBP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12161616202432455054761021271793636271549191832706240681215100
13161617212736475161851101442404519341672236942606431957515855
0000003647516185110144240451934167223694260643100
00000041485369931191623025391242179528195250662100
1939 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base699912162437414559728594143183230351695150524233987
79910131928384250637688110156199270466965181129444186
00000028384250637688110156199270466965181100
000000334044546881911271702143115801235211700
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Grade: MS 68 FB
Points: 6007
Owner: Sadler
 
Grade: MS 65 FB
Points: 1466
Owner: G.A. Davis Collection
 
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