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Coins Certified as of 8/29

My Coin #09395978

1942 10C PR65

CERTIFICATION#: 09395978
PCGS#: 5077

Owner's Comments

Nice proof merc.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The Proof 1942 Dime boasts a tiny mintage and it is the last Proof Dime of the Mercury Head series and the last Proof Dime until coinage of these special coins resumed in 1950.  Large quantities of these Proofs are available for collectors (PCGS alone has certified obver 5,700 examples alone as of June 2015) in a wide variety of grades.  PR64 to PR67 examples are plentiful and affordable. In PR68, this dates becomes rare.  In April 2015, PCGS graded a PR69 1942 Dime, one of the most incredible survivors of this date -- the coin has monster toning and killer eye appeal (to use popular numismatic vernacular). 

No Cameo or Deep Cameo examples exist and any coins offered as such should be examined carefully for doctoring.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 22,329 Weight: 2.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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75
1
58+
85
62+
140
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150
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175
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65+
215
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66+
275
11
68+
5,250
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 19,000 R-2.8 7 / 7 7 / 7
60 or Better 18,950 R-2.8 7 / 7 7 / 7
65 or Better 12,000 R-2.9 7 / 7 7 / 7

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR69 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:3882, $37,600

2 PR68+ PCGS grade
2 PR68+ PCGS grade  
4 PR68 PCGS grade
4 PR68 PCGS grade