Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 175,090,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.18 (7/19/2019)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1941 10C MS obverse 1941 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though the USA didn't go to war until the end of 1941, the American economy clearly reflected the boom in manufacturing military supplies for its future allies. This heightened activity required vast numbers of new coins, and ultra high mintages would remain the norm through 1945.

1941(P) dimes are quite common in all grades through MS 67 FB, but collectors will want to shop carefully. High mintages typically mean overused dies, so one should be on the lookout for examples struck from fresh, sharp dies. The large number of dies utilized should have produced several that showed doubling, but there are relatively few such varieties known for this issue.


GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/28/2019

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1941 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.35 2.85 3.17 3.30 3.51 4.11 4.29 4.41 4.60 6.40 8.00 9.00 11.00 18.00 30.00 37.00 65.00 490 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 33.00 50.00 95.00 -
1941 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 8.50 11.00 12.50 15.00 27.00 50.00 70.00 290 4300 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 30.00 57.00 110 750 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5579
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: 7/16/2019 1941 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--3683551033892264995286116313576153--3758
----------------2241--9
-----------------16---7
------------------1---1
Total--3683551033892264995286116513606264--3775
 --0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %2 %0 %1 %1 %3 %8 %31 %36 %17 %0 %-- 
1941 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1111416301915227133257--1821
----------------1-1---2
----------------117---9
-----------------------
Total---------1111416301915247143337--1832
 ---------0 %1 %0 %0 %1 %2 %10 %29 %39 %18 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/25/2002 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22083, 22083/Lot# 15088 $33.35
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 175 $252.00
3/17/2010 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 2826, 2826/Lot# 1219 $58.00
3/28/2011 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 570, 577/Lot# 1272 $29.00
4/24/2011 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131118/Lot# 28116 $69.00
10/6/2013 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/06/2013, 95/Lot# 142496 $40.00
2/27/2014 NGC MS 68   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(3), 1203/Lot# 4523 $1,880.00
2/20/2015 NGC MS 67   Full Bands Stack's Bowers iAuction 3522, 6091/Lot# 21070 $135.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1941 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9121212121216161616162432374581135179278116413261923
10121212121316161616192734405799150212573121815250
00000016161616192734405799150212573121800
000000161616162129354269117164245869127200
1941 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91212121212161616161632415059111201272802354539234431
1012121212131616161621354453761412254491716367140920
0000001616161621354453761412254491716367100
0000001616161627384756941712486252631379700
1941 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121616161616202020202037455467123220295854370340934617
1316161616172020202026404858861552454811804383342680
0000002020202026404858861552454811804383300
00000020202020314251631041882706682753396300
1941 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69999912121212122028324172123163255112412521826
799991012121212152329355189136194545116714430
00000012121212152329355189136194545116700
000000121212121725313862106150224834120900
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Grade: MS 68 FB
Points: 3545
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 802
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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