Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 60,400,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.25 (10/17/2017)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1943 S 10C MS obverse 1943 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Gems of this issue are plentiful, but only a small percentage of the surviving Mint State pieces have Full Bands. Most, like the piece illustrated, are shallow at their centers.

The vast majority of 1943-S dimes feature the Large S mintmark of 1942, with its nice symmetry and distinct serifs. Several RPMs are known having the Large S, but only one is bold enough to attract attention. It appears that just one die leftover from 1941-42 bearing the Trumpet Tail S was used for 1943-S dimes, and this variety is quite scarce and popular.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/20/2017

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1943 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.10 3.25 3.85 4.00 4.25 4.50 7.50 9.00 12.50 16.00 22.00 30.00 42.00 85.00 500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 55.00 225 -
1943 S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 9.50 12.00 15.00 19.00 30.00 70.00 90.00 400 4950 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 75.00 130 1375 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3611
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
5/27/2007 NGC MS 68   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1061 $1,035.00
7/14/2008 NGC MS 66   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 265, 271/Lot# 348 $67.85
7/29/2012 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3319, 3319/Lot# 1444 $90.00
12/30/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/30/2012, 55/Lot# 92909 $78.11
6/16/2014 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20233 $30.55
8/31/2014 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 217130 $65.00
5/14/2017 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131721/Lot# 27606 $114.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1943 10C MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9121212121216161616203237547298135186348120614962200
101212121213161616172434436081110152240634130317310
000000161616172434436081110152240634130300
000000161616192835486689123169294920139900
1943 10C MS S Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91212121212161616162037455976123272336990380041984592
1012121212131616161726405065921732935541927393343290
0000001616161726405065921732935541927393300
00000016161619314254701072223157722863406500
1943 10C MS S Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216161616162020202024415067851352953631051396643774783
13161616161720202021304456731021883185922023410345120
00000020202021304456731021883185922023410300
00000020202023354761791182423408222994424000
1943 10C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69999912121212162832506389123171320113814162093
7999910121212132029385472100139221593123116420
000000121212132029385472100139221593123100
000000121212152431445980112155270865132300
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 1927
Owner: AKSHCC
 
Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 1927
Owner: erwindoc
 
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