Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Denver
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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1942/41 D 10C MS obverse 1942/41 D 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This scarce and popular variety was first reported in 1960, but it did not become well known until late in that decade. Of course, after 25 years the number of Mint State survivors was quite small, and these were found by mere chance among the many ordinary 1942-D dimes that had been saved in rolls at the time of issue.

The product of two separate impressions from obverse hubs of different dates, the result was traces of numerals 41 underlying the primary date. By sheer coincidence one such die was shipped to the Denver Mint, while the other remained in Philadelphia to strike coins there. Though neither as distinct nor as popular as the 1942/41(P) variety, this one is still considered an essential addition to any collection of Mercury Dimes.

While Mint State survivors are small in total numbers, the sharp striking of most 1942-D dimes has provided a disproportionate share of coins having Full Bands.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/19/2017

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1942/41 D 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 360 400 420 460 600 950 1100 1425 1950 2800 3000 3750 5200 7700 10500 16000 - - - -
$ - - - 1525 2350 - - - - - - - - -
1942/41 D 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 2100 2300 3150 3500 4750 8200 11750 33000 41600 75000 - - -
$ - - - - 2500 - - - - - - 60000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1028
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 67


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7/26/2004 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 1914, 1914/Lot# 1199 $495.00
1/12/2005 PCGS MS 63   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 6291 $7,015.00
2/20/2005 PCGS   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1109 $488.75
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9/13/2011 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 2711 $460.00
4/21/2013 PCGS VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 97641 $539.00
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10/23/2016 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131644/Lot# 21071 $376.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942/41 D 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base90892599010211081127114771658179920682433291030093345388546175264624866026971985425517
914947100010411144134015371705188921902592294331213525412948335592636667257932150750
0000001537170518892190259229433121352541294833559263666725793200
0000001598175219782311275129763233370543735048592064846848889300
1942/41 D 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9669831051108411461345156117491895217425523047314934964055481054766488685272311019026194
9721006106211051212141716241798198823002717308132653682430750325813660969788217155250
0000001624179819882300271730813265368243075032581366096978821700
0000001686184620812426288231153380386945585254615167317105920400
1942/41 D 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base966983105110841146134515611749189525252643308032383730474455158247897611047129373963367989
972100610621105121214171624179821052564278931333402406850016426849096661167721836490850
000000162417982105256427893133340240685001642684909666116772183600
0000001686184623152604293431853566440652587336873310357123073073400
1942/41 D 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10271047111511491214142316471843199426482770322333863894494057348541929011413133484057169386
1034107011261171128414981712189322122689292132773555424352056670879199981205822422501760
000000171218932212268929213277355542435205667087919998120582242200
0000001778194424302729307233323725459154697605904010705127033149700
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