1917-S 10C MS62

PCGS#: 4914

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $132

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1917-S has a relatively large mintage for early branch mint Mercury dimes. In fact, the 1917-S is the highest mintage pre-1941 S-mint Mercury dime . Not surprising, the 1917-S is fairly available in circulated grades. Mint state examples are scarce and Gems are very scarce. Strike is usually not a problem with this issue and full band examples can be found without difficulty. Luster is usually more satiny than creamy.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 27,330,000 Weight: 2.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 4,000 R-4.2 13 / 80 TIE 13 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 750 R-5.5 41 / 80 41 / 80
65 or Better 80 R-8.2 24 / 80 TIE 24 / 80 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade