How Much Is a 1921 Dime Worth?

Last Updated on June 1, 2022

The 1921 Mercury Dimes also known as the Winged Liberty Silver Dime had a mintage of 1,230,000 and was designed by Adolph A Weinman. If you have a 1921 Dime count yourself lucky, these are scarcer and therefore have a much higher value than many other dimes from this Mercury Dime series. 

Depending on the mint that struck your dime there is the possibility of an even higher value. You are sure to get your 10 cents worth!


How much is a 1921 Dime worth?

The value of a 1921 Dime in good condition is $50. In very fine condition the value of a 1921 Dime is around $275. In extremely fine condition the value is around $550.

In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,300 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for up to $3,250. 

This is the last year that Mercury silver dimes were made before the “break” in 1922, this was due to the recession and many coins had low numbers or ceased production in 1922. The coins resumed minting in 1923. Just like 1921 silver dollar, these coins are 90% silver, and mark an important date in minting history. 

Mercury dimes are at a premium when they have FB or Full Bands. A dime in good condition would show the date and the letters clearly. The bands and lines in the fasces may have been completely worn away.

A very fine example would show each of the diagonal bands completely visibly. If you have an extremely fine 1921 Dime there would only be a small amount of wear on the diagonal bands. Lady Liberty’s braids and the hair before her ear should be completely visible. 

For the higher price bands you would be looking at an uncirculated coin. What to look for in an MS 60 uncirculated 1921 Dime? No signs of wear, the coin has shine, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

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How much is a 1921-D Dime worth?

Creating a rare dime, the Denver mint, identified by a “D” mintmark, struck the least amount of dimes in 1921 at 1,080,000. In great demand by collectors, today’s value of a moderately worn example is $125.

The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin. The value of a 1921 D Dime in very fine condition is around $350 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $675. 

In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,450 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $3,500. Whereas a MS 65 gem uncirculated will have a strong shine. A few light contact marks may be present but would be barely noticeable.

Collectors love the Mercury Dime with its iconic design. The common name for the Mercury series was actually a mistake, people believed Lady Liberty’s head was in fact the Roman god Mercury. It was minted in 2-3 different types every year of its production. 

A complete collection of Mercury Dimes is high on the list for many, but is also quite difficult to attain especially in good condition. The 1921 Mercury dimes are among the scarcest Mercury dime issues, second only to the famously rare 1916-D dime.

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How much is a 1916-D Mercury Dime worth?

The 1916 D Mercury Dime is the rarest and most valuable silver dime in the Mercury series. The estimated value of 1916-D Mercury Dime in average condition is $1,713 but it can be worth $14,965 to $31,775 or more in Uncirculated (MS+) Mint Condition. If you have one of these hiding in the drawer it’s definitely worth cleaning it up and seeing what it will fetch at auction.

How much is a 1922 Dime worth?

The Mercury Dime is a ten-cent coin struck by the United States Mint from late 1916 to 1945. But it is very unlikely that you will find a 1922 Mercury Dime, that’s because there was a recession that year meaning no dimes were struck in 1922 due to the government saving money. Production did however resume again in 1923.

Jackie Palmer is a Houston-based coin journalist and fashion enthusiast. She joined Jewels Advisor’s content team after years of experience as a content strategist, managing blogs and social channels for local stores. Jackie mostly collects and studies US coins produced during the 20th century and over the years, published hundreds of articles for multiple coin publications.