1917 10C MS63

PCGS#: 4910

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numsimatics, Oct '97.

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1917 Philadelphia is the highest mintage of the 1916-1919 Mercury dimes and is the most common of the first dates for the series in circulated condition. However, in mint state condition, the 1916 is much more common because it was saved as the first year of issue. In Gem MS65 full band condition, the 1917 is actually somewhat rare. The 1917 usually is well struck and non-full band examples are definitely the exception. Uncirculated specimens have satiny or slightly frosty luster and toned examples are often seen.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 55,230,000 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 10,000 R-3.0 40 / 80 TIE 40 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 27 / 80 TIE 27 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 7 / 80 TIE 7 / 80 TIE

Condition Census

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