Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.24 (5/24/2017)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1942/41 10C MS obverse 1942/41 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This extremely popular variety was discovered and announced in 1943, yet precious few have survived in Mint State. The vigorous wartime economy meant that coins went into circulation within weeks or even days of striking, and the only unworn survivors are those found by chance within rolls that were set aside during 1942.

An obverse working die was hubbed twice, with annealing between each impression, the normal practice of the time. What set this particular die apart was that one impression was from a 1941-dated hub and the other from a hub dated 1942, the two dates overlapping in the die.

Gems of this variety are quite rare, and examples in any grade carry significant premiums. The inclusion of this variety within popular coin albums during the 1960s forever cemented its lasting appeal.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/19/2017

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1942/41 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 430 450 465 540 625 915 1050 1200 1650 2500 2750 3650 4850 7750 13000 20000 - - - -
$ - - - - 1750 - - - - - - 30600 - -
1942/41 10C MS Full Bands
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Base $ - - - - - 1550 1700 2150 2650 3300 3850 4750 9250 15000 52000 85000 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1797
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 68


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1/9/2002 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2002 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #280, 280/Lot# 6663 $25,300.00
9/6/2004 PCGS VF 30   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 680 $690.00
4/7/2010 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 2835, 2835/Lot# 1393 $575.00
1/5/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(2), 1151/Lot# 4601 $3,681.15
6/1/2011 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 7895 $474.95
12/16/2012 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/16/2012, 53/Lot# 89116 $577.50
4/7/2013 PCGS AU 58   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 746, 755/Lot# 10144 $2,950.00
10/10/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14775 $446.50
  PCGS AU 53   Bonhams $819.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942/41 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9901066109511381226138115311753188619692335283429603427381748176169796083838823956112145
10151076110911671278143116051797191420912501287631163557415052686766810185309069104220
0000001605179719142091250128763116355741505268676681018530906900
0000001679184219412213266829183271368744845718736382428676931500
1942/41 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333846948108412061465161618181941198521542885347439844157431967941019026951
33328488099311241292151516831859195520412397308136444041421151447926157770
0000001124129215151683185919552041239730813644404142115144792600
0000001165137815651750190019702097264132773814409942655969905800
1942/41 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base105111311166120613031461161924332495258527812960338637304912624897231129411842124091335616641
107811431179123813561514189024542525265028413102350141245357740610247114771203112725144510
00000018902454252526502841310235014124535774061024711477120311272500
00000021622474255527162900324436154518580385651077011659122201304000
1942/41 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333977109212251345161617731985211321542381314943196153758610320148754533678008
333327101511361265143516681843202721262229263735394930663084971183825028562260
000000126514351668184320272126222926373539493066308497118382502800
000000130515251720191420702140230528933929554171089408133563518200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 3817
Owner: AKSHCC
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 1886
Owner: G.A. Davis Collection
 
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