Mercury Dimes: See How Much A Mercury Dime (1916-1945) Is Worth


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To begin with, mercury dimes are misnamed.

The portrait on the front of this coin was mistaken for (and bears resemblance to) the Greek god Mercury.

But the portrait is in fact of Liberty — the same figure that has graced U.S. coins since their introduction.

 

 

More about mercury dime coins and what they’re worth…

 

Little-Known Facts About Mercury Dimes

Mercury in Greek mythology was known as the “quick messenger” and was equipped with wings to better execute his duties.

The confusion comes in when the designer of the coin, Adolf Weinman, added wings to Liberty’s headdress.The wings were added to symbolize “liberty of thought”. However in the end, due to misconception, the coin was improperly named the mercury dime.

The mercury head dime was minted from 1916 through 1945 when it was replaced by the Roosevelt dime.

All mercury dimes are 90% silver, therefore they are at least worth their silver bullion price… which is more than 10 cents.

For mercury dimes — and most other 90% silver coins — you can expect a coin dealer to pay you 9 times face value for them (silver being 15.00/oz). So every mercury dime is worth at least 90 cents or more. This is of course with the exception of the rarer mercury dimes which are listed here:

 

Mercury Dime Values

  • 1942-D 2/1: $675 to $950 – 2 is stamped over a pre-existing 1
  • 1942 2/1: $625 to $900 – Same as above without the D mintmark
  • 1931-D: $8 to $20 – Lower mintage
  • 1926-S: $12 to $60 – Lower mintage
  • 1925-D: $4 to $40 – Lower mintage
  • 1921-D: $75 to $400 – Low mintage
  • 1921: $60 to $300 – Low mintage
  • 1919-D: $4 to $24 – Lower mintage
  • 1917-D: $4.50 to $45 – Lower mintage
  • 1916-S: $4 to $20 – Lower mintage
  • 1916-D: $900 to $9,200 – Extremely low mintage

The large margin in price ranges cover the various grades of a coin.

The mint mark on the mercury head dime is very small and can be found on the reverse side of the coin on the bottom left — right after the E in the word ONE and just left of the branch.

The prices listed above for the more rare mercury dimes are from the Red Book. You probably will not receive this amount of money for them from a coin dealer, because a dealer won’t always give you exactly what the coin is worth. If they did, they would never make any money and be out of business.

For the most common mercury dimes, you can expect to get about $1 apiece for them — no matter what condition they’re in. Silver is silver, whether it’s pretty or not.

217 thoughts on “Mercury Dimes: See How Much A Mercury Dime (1916-1945) Is Worth”

    • Sarah,

      Yes, the re-stamp is visible, but you have to look carefully. The “2” appears as if it was literally placed over and just to the right of the “1.”

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  1. hi i have mercury dimes from 1919 to 1947 some are D and S also i have liberty half dollars that range from 1941 to 1947 silver quarters 1954 to 1964 silver dollar 1971 fifty cent peices 1964 to1968 indian penny 1890 and wheat pennies 1919 1958 i just want to kno how much they would be worth if any

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    • Hi, Grape —

      Assuming your coins are all in typical circulation grades and the date ranges include the common dates, the values below are rough estimates of what each of your coins are worth:

      1890 Indian Head cent: $2 to $3
      1919 Lincoln cent: 10 to 20 cents
      1958 Lincoln cent: 2 to 3 cents
      Mercury dimes: $1.75 to $3.50
      Washington quarters (1954 to 1964): $$2.50 to $4.50
      Walking Liberty half dollars: $5.75 to $7.50
      1964 Kennedy half dollar: $5.50 to $6.00
      1965 to 1968 Kennedy half dollars: $1.75 to $2.50
      1971 copper-nickel clad Eisenhower dollar: $1 to $1.20
      1971 40% silver Eisenhower dollar: $3 to $5

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  2. Hello Joshua..I have a 1942 Mercury Dime in very good condiction.Denver Mint wanna know if its worth anything its features are very well seen.

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  3. i have a wierd coin and cant find it anywhere online its a dime from 1887 sitting lady on front but on the back it has de letters w.d.c do you know anything bout this?

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    • Holly,

      If you clean your dimes, you will lower their value and can damage their surfaces. If there is any dirt or loose grime on them, you can safely soak them in some tepid water and pat (not rub) them dry with a soft cloth.

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        • Holly,

          On the back of the coin, you’ll want to check on the bottom left side between the “ONE” and the fasces design. The mintmarks often look a little blobby. Good luck!

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          • Thank you for your help. I don’t thimk they make a magnifying glass strong enough lol the information about cleaning them was very useful thank you I thought about getting some tarnex Im glad I asked first.

          • I have been looking at the dimes I have and I have several without a mint stamped on them should they have one? I also have a 1916 mercury head dime with no mint on it. they are worn a little but you can read with a magnifying glass. what does this mean and could they be worth anything?

    • Hi, Thomas –

      If the bands of the fasces on the reverse are fully split, it’s worth around $50, but about $20 if the bands are not fully split.

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    • Sounds just like you have a replica Mercury dime likely intended for use in a doll play set or something of that nature.

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  4. I have a mercury dime from 1936 without no mint mark in the back.
    Can you please give me some more info and value of it please.

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    • Elpollo,

      A 1936 Mercury dime without a mintmark means it was made at the Philadelphia mint; such a piece is worth around $3.

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    • John,

      Generally, cleaned coins are worth about half the value of their uncleaned counterparts. While you can really only get an estimation based on a sight-seen evaluation, it’s probably worth in the neighborhood of $1,500 to $2,000 assuming its authentic.

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  5. i have a 1943 Mercury dime with the other side being a wheat penny. it is the size of a dime. when looking at the side, it appears to be about 80% silver, and 20% copper. any idea on what it might be worth?

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    • Darien –

      It sounds like you have an illusionist’s coin, made especially as a gaffe piece. These are really considered to be novelty coins and have little monetary value to coin collectors.

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  6. Hi Jay,my name is Haley,,I have a Mercury Dime,,Dated ( 1935 ),,,it also have the mark of ( 1936 ) Dime,,Could it be worth the same amount?

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    • Hi, Amy –

      The 1/2 mark was inscribed or counterstamped by somebody outside of the mint and does therefore doesn’t increase the coin’s value, which is around $3. Thanks for your question!

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    • Hi,

      If your coin is authentic, it has a value of at least $750 to $800, though likely much more. To be sure your coin is genuine, you will want to have it graded by a third-party coin authentication firm. Here is some more info on that:

      https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/slabbed_coins/

      Once you have determined that your coin is real, if you decide to sell it, you could either list it on eBay or sell it to a local coin dealer. Here are some posts with tips on how to do that:

      https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/coin_dealer/

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      • I copied this info from one of the sites that “Joshua The Fun TimesGuide” had provided.

        1916-D Mercury dime – The key date for the series, the 1916-D is indeed a rare coin. A mere 264,000 were minted, and without a doubt, even fewer exist today. For decades, this coin has been recognized as a popular rarity, and because it is also part of a heavily collected series of coins, has long been a relatively expensive coin to purchase. Values for the 1916-D start at around $1,000 for a heavily worn specimen (Good-4). However, for an uncirculated 1916-D, expect to pay between $10,000 and $15,000 or more.

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  7. I have two coins that have Lady Liberty from a mercury dime on one side and Abraham Lincoln’s face on the other. It says one cent and it dates 1926. I can’t find anything like it online so I’m wondering if anyone knows where I can find information on the coins. I also have a penny with no date and wheat on both sides, again no luck researching online. any help would be appreciated.

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    • Nate,

      You have a novelty coin that was made from a Mercury dime and Lincoln cent that were essentially fused together. While a gag or conversation piece, unfortunately it is not an error.

      The same would be true for your dateless, double reverse Lincoln wheat cent.

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    • Courtney,

      What type of error does your 1940 Lincoln wheat cent have? If you would like, please feel free to share a photo here in the comments section.

      Thank you!

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  8. Mercury was a ROMAN god that was adopted from the Greeks. His GREEK counter was Hermes and both versions are sly and quick. He was also a very good story teller. I’m in 6th grade and I know more than you!

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  9. greetings, just came across a 1922 mercury dime and i am having trouble getting any info on it. it seems that they did not strike this dime in 1922…any help? any value?

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    • Hi, Al –

      You are exactly right – no Mercury dimes were struck in 1922. What you have is some type of novelty/fantasy coin that is worth maybe a dollar or two to collectors of novelty coins.

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  10. I have a collection of United States Dimes years 1935, ’36, ’38, ’39, ’41, ’42, ’43, ’44, ’45. was wondering if someone can get me any information on these coins, I wouldn’t want to go to a coin collector store and get ripped off.

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    • Hi Jay,

      Assuming your Mercury dimes all exhibit average wear for their age, each should bring you around $3 (more or less) if sold to a coin dealer.

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  11. Hello: I have a 1916 mercury dime in very good condition. I would love to sell it but,, Here where i live there isn’t any trust worthy coin dealers here. Could you point me in a good dir?

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    • Hello Nancy,

      Certainly – thanks for checking. One of the best ways to sell a coin like yours is on eBay. Because a 1916 Mercury dime in circulated condition is worth around $5, you may pay more in gas and time to travel to sell your coin or even to spend time looking up a list of reputable dealers.

      I suggest you give eBay a try, list it for a fair starting price (maybe around $3?) and see what happens. Be sure to post a good photo of the coin’s heads and tails side!

      Good luck!

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  12. just found one of these looking through a random collection of coins i have since i was a kid. its a 1942 ( no mint stamp) in Extra Fine Condition – you can see all the detail for the face and the reverse side has all the detail to the ribbon and leaves.

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  13. I have a 1914 Mercury Dime in very good condition it is the size of my pinky any idea what it is worth? I do not see a D or an S on it and a jewelry store confirmed it is real.

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    • Hi Carmen,

      What is the design on your coin? Is it the winged-head Liberty or a photo of Liberty wearing what looks like a cloth cap? Mercury dimes were first minted in 1916, so I’d be curious to see what the date and design were on the coin. If you wouldn’t mind submitting a photo of your coin, and perhaps include in that photo another dime to compare the sizes, that would be most helpful.

      Thank you for your question!

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  14. Hello new here. I just found a 1925 Merc maybe g12 but it has very prom date doubling. Is it worth anything? thanks

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    • Hello,

      This sounds like an interesting piece. Would you mind posting a photo of your coin so I can determine the situation with the doubled date and what your coin might be worth?

      Thanks!

      Reply
  15. Hi ,
    I have a 1942 silver dime that has a small mint Mark after the E on one but it’s small cannot make it out perhaps need a magnifier, but I also noticed that behind In God we Trust has an extra T at the end right at the line of the neck,any suggestions on what this means?

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    • Hello, Sandi —

      This sounds interesting… Would you mind posting a photo of your coin please so I can determine the possible cause (and probable value) please?

      Thank you!

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  16. I have 40 Mercury dimes in “mint” [MS-65] condition from 1941 to 1945. What would be a good asking price ?????………t/y [ individually or the lot or an average]…BTW…no mint marks [plain]

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    • Hello, Dan —

      If you’ve got 40 Mercury dimes, you’re talking about what could make a great “mixed-date, uncirculated roll.” While I ordinarily advise to sell coins individually, as they often tend to bring in a small percentage more that way, I’m tempted to suggested selling this as a 1940s Philadelphia mixed-date BU roll, which might help it to sell a lot more quickly.

      I hope this advice helps!
      Josh

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    • Hi, Mtn Momma —

      Actually, it’s normal for the “4” to be double struck on 1942/1 Mercury dimes. Assuming your piece is an authentic 1942/1, depending on its grade, it would be worth from $500 to $1,000 or more.

      Nice coin!
      Josh

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    • Hi, Pietra —

      Indeed, you do have a 1941 Mercury dime! The value of the coin itself is about $2 to $2.50, but the piece may have sustained a bit of edge damage due to being encased.

      Have a great day!
      Josh @ TheFunTimesGuide

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  17. I have a 1942 Mercury Dime, but it’s different it have like four tips around. Its like it was’t cut well. I have been looking on the web for coins with this error but have not find anything and have not seen coins like that before.

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      • Hi, Karla —

        I see what happened. This coin was once incorporated into jewlery; perhaps it was part of a bezel of some sort. This would have caused damage to points of the coin along the edge, which is why the tips appear as they do. While the coin is technically damaged, it is still worth $1 to $2.

        Best,
        Josh

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    • Hi, Karla —

      Would you please submit a photo of your coin so I can determine what may be going on with it?

      Thank you!
      Josh

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    • Hi, Darlene —

      A photo of your coins can help me better ascertain the value of your 1942 Mercury dimes, but as long as they display worn, but not damaged or cleaned, surfaces, they should be worth $1 to $1.50 each.

      I hope this helps,
      Josh

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      • Hey i was just wondering, why the mercury dime i have doesnt have a mint mark on it any where.. and also why is there a little “w” on the front of the dime on the right bottom?? Ne more question.. how much would a Alexander III, 336-323 BC be worth?

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        • Hi, Andrea —

          As for the Mercury dime, the lack of a mintmark means it was struck at the Philadelphia mint. Though, without knowing its date I won’t be able to say approximately how much that coin is worth. The “W” is the monogram of the coin’s designer, Adolph A. Weinman. These appear on every Mercury dime.

          As for the Alexander III, 336-323 BC coin, if it is authentic, its value would range from about $750 or more. However, many replicas of these coins have been made and your coin would have to be inspected in-hand to determine whether or not it is authentic.

          All the best,
          Josh

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      • Hi, Phil —

        Thank you for the photos. The circular indentation is post mint damage. However, this 1943-D Mercury dime still has value for its intrinsic silver bullion. I’d therefore say it is worth around $1.50 to $2 given current silver value.

        Best,
        Josh

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          • You’re welcome. Phil! Keep looking! One-in-a-million coins do exist and are sometimes found in pocket change.

            All the best,
            Josh

      • it don’t let me upload it cause it’s more than 2mb my pic but it’s exactly like yours but instead it has 1942 nd a weird w sign

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    • Hello, Sue —

      Would you mind posting a photo of your coin, please? The only other single, mint-impressed letters on Mercury dimes, besides the “D” for Denver and “S” San Francisco mintmarks, is the AW monogram for designer Adolph Weinman.

      Best,
      Josh

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  18. Hi. I have a 1941 mercury dime. It doesn’t have a (D) or (S). However on the opposite side of the coin there is a (w). I was wondering what the value could be. On the grading scale on line it would be in the category of Fine.

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    • Hello, Laci —

      The “W” on your coin is actually a “W” with an “A” inside it, which are the initials of the coin’s designer, Adolph A. Weinman.

      Your piece is worth around $2.25.

      Best,
      Josh

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  19. Hi, I have what I think is about a 1918 or 1919 mercury dime and I was wondering the value. *The pictures were taken with my phone*

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    • Hi, Linda —

      I’m sorry, but I don’t seem to see a photo of the dime in question, so I’m not sure what piece you might be talking about. If you wouldn’t mind trying to resubmit the photo or describing the date (and mintmark, if possible) of the coin, that would be great.

      Thank you!
      Josh

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    • Hello, David —

      Given current silver values, a dealer would probably buy this set should for somewhere between $32 and $37; perhaps you might receive a tad more if the dealer pays a small premium for the grade of the Mercury dimes, which appear to range from Very Fine to Extremely Fine.

      On the retail market (say eBay), this would sell for closer to $50-$55.

      Good luck,
      Josh

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  20. Good morning Josh! I have a 1935 Mercury dime and have noticed the coin is slightly larger than other dimes. Do you know why?

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    • Good day, Jeffrei!

      Without seeing a photo, it is hard to say for certain why your Mercury dime would be larger than other dimes. I would be glad to take a look at a photo of your 1935 Mercury dime in comparison with a “regular” dime to determine what may be going on here!

      Happy New Year!
      Josh

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  21. Hi Josh, I have a Mercury dime Proof Set dating from 1941 to 1945 one from each mint. I just happened to notice that the 1945 from Philly has an error on one of the bands on the fasces. Only a portion of the band exists. Any idea how much this might be worth ?

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    • Hi, Steven —

      That depends on just how “near” it is to Mint State, which is something I could ascertain with a photo. However, a lightly worn 1920-D Mercury dime is worth about $25 to $40 (again, specifics are based on the amount of wear your coin has).

      Best,
      Josh

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  22. hello Joshua i recently purchased this 1916 s liberty dime..you can see the date and s…i have a photo but i think the condition of the coin is in fair condition..how much would it be worth do you think?

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  23. Hi Joshua i recently purchased a 1916 s mercury sliver dime for a few dollars however someone told me they are worth more than a few dollars can you tell me how much it is approximately worth i have poste da photo .it not a very good photo however it is in fair condition andi can see the date and s as well.any idea on the price value thank you

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    • Hi, Ken —

      It’s a miniature coin? It’s a novelty piece worth about $1. Interesting it says 1914 — Mercury dimes weren’t made until 1916!

      Neat piece,
      Josh

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  24. Hi I have a very good conditioned 1939 with no mint mark on the back. Curious to see if it’s worth anything.

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    • Hello, Anna —

      Your nicely circulated 1939 Philadelphia Mint Mercury dime is worth about $3 in that grade given current silver values.

      Best,
      Josh

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      • I’m sorry to bug you, just got it but how can you tell where it’s from? Is it by the year? I’m just curious and it’s super cool. I got others like half dollars from way back and dollars with different colors. Like to just find out. Not planning on selling, just fun stuff to collect 🙂 And thank you for letting us know!

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        • Hi, Anna –

          Mercury dimes that don’t have a mintmark (on the reverse, or “tail’s” side, just to the right of the “E” in “ONE”) are made in Philadelphia. It sounds like you have a very interesting coin collection! I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying it!

          Best,
          Josh

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  25. Hi..umm idk but i feel i got ripped off right now lol.. I hada 1944 wit a D on back in cardboard case thingy. Marked $29. And along wit it also 2 more wheat dimes wit dates 1936 1946 wit no letter on back of them. I was givin $20 for em. O there was also a buffalo nickel too. Did i get ripped off?

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    • Hello,

      May I ask you to please post photos of the coins you asked about above and prices for each along with the photo?

      Thank you, and hang in there…
      Josh

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      • Oops. I wish i had pix..omg i cant believe i did tht. Smh. But tgey were all n very good condition. Very nice detail n all of em. Kick myself n the ass.

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  26. Hello I have a 1942 The Silver “Winged” Liberty dime and was wondering about the value of it.
    Thanks
    David

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    • Hi, David —

      Assuming your coin has a typical amount of wear for its age, your 1942 Mercury dime is worth about $3.

      Best,
      Josh

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      • I have a certificate of ownership signed with a signature it has not been with other coins. It has been in the sleeve that was issued with the ownership slip.
        Not sure if that makes any difference. The certificate has a lot of information on it.
        Thanks
        David

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        • Hi, David —

          Would you please submit a photo of the certificate and the coin it authenticates?

          Thank you,
          Josh

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        • Hi, Joe —

          Above, the article states:

          1942 D 2/1 – $675.00-$950.00 : 2 is stamped over a pre-existing 1

          1942 2/1 – $625.00-$900.00 : Same as above without the D mintmark

          The coin you posted is neither a 1942 2/1 nor 1942-D 2/1, but rather a common 1942 Mercury dime. Those are presently worth around $3 in circulated grades. IO hope this clarifies the answer to your question about the coin’s value.

          Best,
          Josh

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  27. I have a dime I found and it’s obviously not in mint condition i woukd say fair condition though but it is a 1942 and has a tiny D on the back side after the word one so could you possibly tell me how much this one is worth? Btw my phone is not allowing me to upload a picture :/ but I could probably email if able thank you

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    • Hi, Cassie —

      You have a 1942-D Mercury dime — the “D” near the word “ONE” is the coin’s mintmark. Given today’s silver value and the stated condition of your coin, your Mercury dime is worth about $2.50 to $3.

      Thank you for your question!
      Josh

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  28. I have two 1945 mercury dimes in mint condition and one dime has a small s by the word one, and a 1956 wheat penny with a small d under the date a 1974 aulstrailian penny and a 1981 peso could you tell me how much these are worth?

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    • Hello, Michael —

      Here are the values for your coins:

      1956-D Lincoln cent – 5 to 10 cents
      1945 Mercury dime – $3 to $5
      1945-S Mercury dime – $3 to $5
      1974 Australian penny – 10 to 15 cents
      1981 peso – 20 cents

      Thank you for your question!
      Josh

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  29. Hey man! I really enjoyed your article! I have been looking around the net for a while now about the Mercury Dime as well as a few other coins I have. In addition to my Philadelphia 1940 Mercury Dime, I also have some old wheat pennies and a few other American coins with quite a few years on them. However, the most coins in my collection by far are foreign coins given to me by my father over many years growing up as he was in the military and went just about everywhere. Quite a lot of the coins (I have a few pieces of paper money as well) no longer exist due to various reasons, such as the adoption of the Euro among others. Are you as knowledgeable about foreign currency as American currency? I would love to know the worth of some pieces. Thanks for the information, bro!

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    • Hello, Big Earl!

      I am not as knowledgeable about paper currency or foreign coins aside from Canadian coins as I am U.S. coin, but I could try and assist on 3 or 4 pieces if you’d like.

      You may also find this link of interest: U.S. Coins Worth More Than Face Value – https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/us-coins/

      Thank you for your comments, and good luck!
      Josh

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  30. Hey Josh, I’m Bella. I bought a Mercury Head Dime from my little brother for 50 cents because I like to collect old coins. It is a 1942 mercury head dime and it has no mint Mark. I’ve been trying to find the approximate value and mint but I have had unsatisfactory results. Please help if possible.

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    • Hello, Bella —

      It sounds like your little brother gave you a good deal! The silver value of a 1942 Mercury dime alone is worth about $1.50 to $2. A Mercury dime like yours with a typical amount of wear for its age is worth about $2 to $2.50.

      Cool coin!
      Josh

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    • Hello, TL —

      It’s hard to tell from the photos alone due to lighting, etc. if this would grade out from a third-party coin grading firm as an MS-65, but I seem to see original mint luster on this coin, which is good. The most important thing I could tell you to look for on this coin is on the reverse (“tail’s” side), where you should look and see if the horizontal bands of the fasces are divided. If they are fully split, this coin becomes a Fully Split Bands, or FSB, Mercury dime and goes from being probably a decent deal to a great bargain.

      Good luck!
      Josh

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    • Hi, John —

      Yes, a 1942 Mercury dime without the mintmark was made in Philadelphia and is worth approximately $2.50 to $3 if it is well worn.

      Best,
      Josh

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    • Hi, Jay —

      I can’t get the zoom high enough to see any signs of the notch at the left base of the “2” in the date to confirm that this is a 1942/1-D Mercury dime. But if it is, it’s retail value should be in the $550 to $600 range — much more than the $2 price tag on a regular 1942-D Mercury dime of this grade!

      Thank you for your question,
      Josh

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    • Hi, Stephanie —

      The 1942 Mercury dime has a monogram of “AW” (looks like mainly a “W”) for the coin’s designer, Adolph A. Weinman. This is normal, and your 1942 Mercury dime, assuming it has typical wear for its age, is worth around $2 to $3.

      Thank you for your question,
      Josh

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    • Hi, Heath —

      Assuming you have a normal, circulated 1942 Mercury dime that has not been cleaned or damaged, its value is approximately $2.50 to $3.

      Best wishes,
      Josh

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  31. Hi Josh I have a 1942 mercury dime but instead of the D at the end of the one on the back, it has an S, what does that mean?

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  32. Hi Josh! I have a 1940’s Mercury Dime that appears to not have the last # of the year stamped on it. I can’t seem to find anything like it. Do you know how much it’s worth?

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    • Hello, Chris —

      Yes, your 1900 Barber dime and 1942 Walking Liberty half dollar are made from silver and are definitely worth more than their face values. The 1900 dime has a value of $2.50 to $3 while the 1942 half is worth about $6.

      Very nice finds! I love these old, classic American coins…

      Cheers,
      Josh

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    • Hello, Daluvofurlife —

      Assuming your coins have a typical amount of wear, your 1936, 1939, and 1940 Mercury dimes are worth $2.25 to $2.50 each.

      Thank you for checking in!
      Josh

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  33. I have a 1916 d dime and its very worn. You can’t see the d anymore. How would one be able to tell if it was true?

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  34. I have a number of dimes that were struck in the 40’s and appear to me to be uncirculated. Some have a faint copper hue; others don’t. Does it make a difference? Thanks.

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    • Hi, Call —

      The copper hue is toning, as silver dimes do tend to acquire light bronze-colored (or yellowish) toning over a long period of time when stored near certain chemicals, such as glues or sulfur in paper-based or cardboard holders, etc.

      If you want, feel free to send a photo of these coins and I’ll double check for you!

      Cheers,
      Josh

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  35. I have a 1936 winged liberty dime can one give me a guesstimate on the approximate value if I was to sell it

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    • Hello, Grant —

      Assuming your 1936 Winged Liberty (or “Mercury”) dime is circulated and has no errors or varieties, its worth is based largely on the silver bullion value and that coin would sell for approximately $2 or so right now.

      Best wishes,
      Josh

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  36. This is interesting to me especially since I have a 1913 backwards facing liberty (looking) dime. I am a little confused if they were started to be minted in 1916.

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    • Hello, Docia —

      Would you please post clear photos of this coin here in the comments section so I can be of further assistance?

      Thank you,
      Josh

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        • Hi, Docia!

          I’m glad you discovered this on your own… Check to see if your 1913 Barber dime has an “S” mintmark on the back under the wreath. These are scarce and worth around $40 and up. Other 1913 Barber dimes are worth closer to $3 to $5 in typical worn grades.

          Good luck!
          Josh

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