Last Updated on June 1, 2022
The Mercury dime is a ten-cent coin struck by the United States Mint from late 1916 to 1945. Designed by Adolph Weinman and also referred to as the Winged Liberty Head dime.
1921 was 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. These coins are 90% silver, and mark an important date in minting history.
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.
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How much is a 1923 Dime worth?
The value of a 1923 dime with no mint mark is around $3 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is $5. In extremely fine condition the value of a 1923 Dime is around $7. In uncirculated condition the price is generally around $30 (for coins with an MS 60 grade).
How to tell what condition your Mercury Dime is in?
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 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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What are rare dimes to look for?
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, but some are rarer than others.
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.
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.
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.
What are the most valuable dimes?
The dimes that hold the most value to collectors are the; 1796 and 1797 Draped Bust Dimes, the Carson City Liberty Seated Dimes from the 1870s, the 1894-S Barber Dime, the 1916-D Mercury Dime, the 1942/1 and 1942/1-D Overdate Mercury Dimes and the 1982 “No-Mint Mark” Roosevelt Dime. These dimes are rare, but if you find one in good condition it may be worth a lot of money!