Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 191,710,000
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 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1943 10C MS obverse 1943 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This high-mintage issue is very common in Mint State, with a generous supply of gems. Most are lacking Full Bands, but the greater submission of FB coins for grading obscures this fact. In any case, there are enough nice pieces to satisfy collectors of any budget.

With nearly 200 million dimes struck at the Philadelphia Mint during 1943, the number of dies required was likewise quite high. This begs the question of why there are not several doubled-die varieties known, yet just a single DDR has been found.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/20/2017

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1943 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.10 3.25 3.85 4.00 4.10 4.25 6.00 7.00 8.50 11.00 17.00 28.00 40.00 78.00 500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 19.00 31.00 50.00 150 -
1943 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 8.50 10.00 13.00 18.00 27.00 52.00 70.00 345 11900 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 90.00 1375 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6013
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/21/1998 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1017, 1017/Lot# 1248 $26.75
8/26/2003 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23091, 23091/Lot# 11413 $18.00
5/4/2004 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24052, 24052/Lot# 11387 $36.00
4/25/2005 NGC MS 66   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 451 $32.20
2/11/2007 NGC MS 67   Full Bands Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1327 $63.00
2/23/2014 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 142104 $46.75
6/16/2014 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20230 $1.18


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1943 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9121212121216161616162428374576127179320120613792029
10121212121316161616192531405593144226615126415960
00000016161616192531405593144226615126400
000000161616162127344266110162273911132100
1943 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91212121212161616161632375072111209272900554460687168
1012121212131616161621344157851442304812448571964350
0000001616161621344157851442304812448571900
0000001616161627354665981762516913996589300
1943 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121616161616202020202037415481123227295783576363037434
1316161616172020202026384563951582504582443594366800
0000002020202026384563951582504582443594300
00000020202020314050721091922726204103612300
1943 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69999912121212122024324167115163298113813031928
799991012121212152127355083131208578119315110
00000012121212152127355083131208578119300
00000012121212172329385899147253858124800
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 2448
Owner: Sydney Goose
 
Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 900
Owner: Clay
 
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