Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 65,350,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.69 (11/24/2020)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1940 10C MS obverse 1940 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of this issue mirrors the Philadelphia output of the previous year, and 1940(P) dimes are common across all grades through MS 67 FB. In fact, Full Bands examples form a minority of the surviving Mint State population, but such coins are far more likely to be submitted for grading.

Irrespective of the grade assigned, 1940(P) dimes will vary greatly in technical quality. Large mintages usually resulted from overuse of the dies, and many coins will be lacking crisp details.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 10/9/2020

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1940 10C MS
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Base $ 3.00 3.25 3.35 3.45 4.75 4.00 4.00 6.00 4.50 7.00 7.50 9.00 11.50 17.00 32.00 40.00 75.00 370 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 50.00 120 -
1940 10C MS FB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 8.50 11.00 12.50 16.00 29.00 52.00 75.00 170 2450 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 58.00 80.00 330 7100

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4197
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing G series, 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 1940 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1-243--41436-9272914465486859714--2406
------------------22--4
-----------------24---6
-----------------------
Total-1-243--41436-9272914465487060316--2416
 -0%-0%0%0%--0%1%1%-0%1%1%6%27%36%25%1%-- 
1940 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------4-314261114947693637--1791
----------------1143--9
-----------------212---14
------------------1---1
Total----------4-3142611149577238010--1815
 ----------0%-0%1%1%6%27%43%21%1%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9121212121212161616162432375076143201311100111511504
10121212121213161616192734415998162238541105112691579
00000013161616192734415998162238541105100
000000151616162129354667121182274771110100
1940 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91212121212121616161632415063119209288563310334473543
1012121212121316161621354454821492353801410321834793720
0000001316161621354454821492353801410321800
00000015161616273847591001792624712256333200
1940 10C MS FBP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121616161616162020202037455472127227311602324736013701
1316161616161720202026404860901602554081484336536343886
0000001720202026404860901602554081484336500
00000019202020314251661091942835052365348300
1940 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base699999912121212202832456713118328894110851423
7999991012121215232936528814821850698911981494
0000001012121215232936528814821850698900
000000111212121725314160110166253723103700
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Grade: MS 68 FB
Points: 3218
Owner: Sadler
 
Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 1410
Owner: Chancey MS60+
 
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