Description and Analysis

Mercury Dimes
1943 S 10C MS

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.