Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 159,130,000
Catalog: KM-140
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.35 (8/29/2016)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1945 10C MS obverse 1945 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1945(P) dimes are extremely common in all grades through MS 67, yet this issue is notorious as the rarest of the series with Full Bands. Examples having distinct center bands are extremely elusive, and ones certified as FB bring huge premiums over their ordinary brothers in the same numeric grades.

Quality control for all denominations was poor at the Phildelphia Mint in 1945, with the emphasis being solely on sheer numbers. There was nothing wrong with the dies, as may be seen by examining mint error coins such as off-center and broakstruck 1945(P) dimes; these nearly always have bold central bands. The fault, therefore, lay in the shaping of the planchets' edged or the collars used.

The Wexler/Flynn book illustrates three minor doubled-die varieties, two obverse and one reverse. These are of interest to collectors primarily due to the infrequency of this variety type in the Mercury series.

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Last Updated: 8/10/2015

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1945 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 12.00 17.00 26.00 35.00 65.00 1250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 28.00 50.00 85.00 -
1945 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 850 1050 1350 2750 5850 15000 19500 48500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 6750 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7269
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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5/6/1996 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0838, 838/Lot# 338 $45.78
7/22/1996 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0860, 860/Lot# 1281 $29.75
4/3/2006 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 81: The Leesburg Sale, 86/Lot# 439 $28.75
2/10/2008 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2055 $241.50
2/5/2012 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131207/Lot# 20127 $35.00
2/17/2013 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/17/2013, 62/Lot# 100309 $29.00
3/27/2015 NGC MS 66   Full Bands Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5399 $12,925.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912121212121212121616202428416798155255117313401913
10121212121212121316172125324977117188561122815310
00000012121316172125324977117188561122800
00000012121416182226365887136221867128400
1945 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333328418112327865313262013
33333333333331132549517440387715550
00000033333331132549517440387700
0000003333333193667109226528110100
1945 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1212121212125689081146128414671578196123753382404558796480922396962608346113
12121212121976819871192134515041705209927103603465660797394938015158327590
000000681987119213451504170520992710360346566079739493801515800
0000007941066123814061541183322373046382452676279830895382062000
1945 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333604966991100810341051109212061345207239194756536782472677247161
33333203724974996101610391064113012521587268741984959632714422335680
00000072497499610161039106411301252158726874198495963271442200
000000845982100210251045107811681298182933034477516372872059700
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 1173
Owner: Clay
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 351
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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