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: $1.23 (9/24/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/19/2017

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1940 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.10 3.25 3.85 4.00 4.10 4.25 6.00 7.50 9.00 11.50 17.00 32.00 45.00 75.00 370 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 50.00 95.00 -
1940 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 8.50 11.00 12.50 16.00 29.00 52.00 75.00 175 3200 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 58.00 80.00 430 7100

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3771
Low Grade: G
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
6/24/2003 NGC MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23071, 23071/Lot# 13433 $37.00
11/13/2006 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2286, 2286/Lot# 1384 $17.00
2/5/2012 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131207/Lot# 21026 $34.00
7/8/2012 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131229/Lot# 24776 $149.50
4/14/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 109720 $36.40
6/16/2013 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 756, 765/Lot# 646 $160.00
6/16/2014 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20219 $4.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base699999912121212202832456713118328894110851423
7999991012121215232936528814821850698911980
0000001012121215232936528814821850698900
000000111212121725314160110166253723103700
1940 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9121212121212161616162432375076143201311100111511504
10121212121213161616192734415998162238541105112690
00000013161616192734415998162238541105100
000000151616162129354667121182274771110100
1940 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91212121212121616161632415063119209288563310334473543
1012121212121316161621354454821492353801410321834790
0000001316161621354454821492353801410321800
00000015161616273847591001792624712256333200
1940 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121616161616162020202037455472127227311602324736013701
1316161616161720202026404860901602554081484336536340
0000001720202026404860901602554081484336500
00000019202020314251661091942835052365348300
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 563
Owner: Clay
 
Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 563
Owner: Coinbuf
 
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