Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 60,740,000
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 (9/21/2017)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1942 D 10C MS obverse 1942 D 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is another high mintage wartime issue, and thousands of examples were saved in Mint State. While gems form a minority of the survivors, their overall numbers are still high enough to make this an easily filled slot in anyone's collection. Denver Mint coins were the most well struck of the three mints, so pieces having Full Bands are likewise plentiful.

More than a dozen repunched mintmark varieties are known for the 1942-D dime. Several of these are obvious enough to have broad appeal and will be added to list of eligible varieties as they are submitted to NGC.

Doubled-die obverse varieties are remarkably few for this issue, but the primary one is a very desirable overdate. This is popular enough to warrant a separate entry following this one.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/19/2017

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1942 D 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.10 3.25 3.85 4.00 4.10 4.25 6.50 7.50 9.50 12.00 21.00 26.00 38.00 75.00 725 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 48.00 200 -
1942 D 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 10.00 12.50 15.00 19.00 28.00 45.00 60.00 170 1750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 33.00 50.00 65.00 380 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4647
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/20/1999 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 1225, 1225/Lot# 1285 $35.97
6/10/2003 NGC MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23063, 23063/Lot# 13410 $37.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 68   Full Bands Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 112 $575.00
1/15/2007 NGC MS 66   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 122, 127/Lot# 468 $34.50
9/16/2012 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 72724 $48.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4389 $131.60
3/30/2014 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131414/Lot# 26409 $38.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 67   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131437/Lot# 25072 $146.88
5/15/2016 NGC MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131621/Lot# 27185 $39.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 D 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69999912121212122428374585106155288142116151980
799991012121212162531405892122199666148617370
00000012121212162531405892122199666148600
000000121212122027344272991392441043155000
1942 D 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9121212121216161616162832415094119171314150217042082
101212121213161616162029354465102136219710156918300
000000161616162029354465102136219710156900
0000001616161624313847791111542661106163700
1942 D 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91212121212161616161637505976115183237551230223523303
1012121212131616161623415365891382013421135231926690
0000001616161623415365891382013421135231900
00000016161616304656701021602194461718233500
1942 D 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121616161616202020202041546785123201258591241724693453
1316161616172020202027455873981492203691200243427970
0000002020202027455873981492203691200243400
00000020202020345063791101752394801808245200
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 1135
Owner: Kaiser141
 
Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 551
Owner: Clay
 
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