Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 43,090,000
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: $1.43 (9/25/2016)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1941 S 10C MS obverse 1941 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint more than doubled its output of dimes in 1941 from the previous year. Examples are plentiful through the grade of MS 67 FB, though Full Bands coins form a minority of the overall survivorship.

The usual Small S mintmark of 1917-40 (photos) is seen on most 1941-S dimes, but a new and larger S debuted this year. It is popularly called the Trumpet Tail for its broad lower serif that resembles the flared bell of a trumpet. Circulated examples of this mintmark are not rare, but Mint State pieces are scarce enough to command a premium.

Several repunched mintmark (RPM) varieties are known, all but one involving the Small S. The better of these will be attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1941 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.10 3.25 3.85 4.00 4.10 4.25 7.00 8.50 11.00 13.00 18.00 28.00 45.00 135 385 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 32.00 50.00 175 -
1941 S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 9.50 11.50 13.00 16.00 26.00 42.50 65.00 315 7950 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 28.00 50.00 75.00 485 21500

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4688
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/25/2002 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22084, 22084/Lot# 17116 $33.00
6/3/2004 NGC MS 68   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2004 June Long Beach Signature Sale #349, 349/Lot# 8149 $1,955.00
6/4/2006 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 2213, 2213/Lot# 1181 $246.40
10/29/2007 NGC MS 66   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 190, 196/Lot# 373 $64.40
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2079 $2,760.00
11/29/2012 NGC MS 67   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8581 $141.00
9/15/2013 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/15/2013, 92/Lot# 137384 $26.00
6/16/2014 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20225 $18.80


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1941 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333328327210636682016092399
333333333333311294583192517108318720
000000333333311294583192517108300
000000333333319305894279668134600
1941 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333339122028374554102163216392120039664584
3333333510142231394870122180274661212241720
0000003510142231394870122180274661212200
0000003711172534425186142198333930304400
1941 S 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333334563135288779154127554736
33333333333331751871864511033194534150
00000033333331751871864511033194500
000000333333331571112376151287235000
1941 S 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333335067147314831162628865037
33333333333331855932024861096204636030
00000033333331855932024861096204600
000000333333334611202586581361246600
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Grade: MS 68 FB PL
Points: 1626
Owner: Kaiser14
 
Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 1033
Owner: Clay
 
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