Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 159,130,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.26 (9/20/2017)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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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 18.00 27.00 38.00 75.00 1750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 20.00 30.00 50.00 105 -
1945 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 1100 1450 1650 3750 6100 15250 19250 50000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 6500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8502
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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7/8/1998 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1065, 1065/Lot# 1351 $17.75
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 681 $322.00
4/7/2011 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 573, 580/Lot# 7261 $28.00
2/26/2012 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131210/Lot# 27551 $56.00
6/10/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131225/Lot# 26772 $19.00
6/1/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 197620 $55.00
12/19/2014 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3513, 6082/Lot# 22082 $37.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69999912121212122024324572111155288230225782878
799991012121212152127365485126199959239426780
00000012121212152127365485126199959239400
000000121212121723294163981402441631248600
1945 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9121212121216161616162428375081123167314241727033013
101212121213161616161925314160951382161015251228060
000000161616161925314160951382161015251200
0000001616161621273446711091522651716260800
1945 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912121212125689081146128414671799208722333345417261296720958896962608346113
10121212121976819871192134515781895213626043621482463267676962415158327600
000000681987119213451578189521362604362148246326767696241515800
0000007951067123814061688199121842974389654776523863296602062100
1945 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12161616161660996612141364155018952194234534964350636669739918100282677247161
131616161621472810491264142616651995224427293781502265687955995515609335680
0000007281049126414261665199522442729378150226568795599551560900
0000008471131131414881780209422953112406556946771893699912119100
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 2302
Owner: Clay
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 288
Owner: AKSHCC
 
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