1916 10C Mercury (Regular Strike)

Series: Mercury Dimes 1916-1945

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
4904
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
22,180,080
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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 200 R-7.0 36 / 80 TIE 36 / 80 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 10,000
60 or Better 400
65 or Better 200
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.0
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-7.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 40 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 27 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 36 / 80 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 40 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 27 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 36 / 80 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 estimated grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#5 MS67 estimated grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The first year of issue for the widely collected Mercury dime series. Many were saved as it was the first year of issue, so this date is available in all grades. Uncirculated examples are not rare, but are of course rarer than the 1934-1945 late dates. Gem MS65 examples are more available than any other pre-1934 Mercury dime.

Most mint state examples have fully struck reverse crossbands, and most are indeed sharply struck throughout. Luster is typically satiny, as opposed to the more frosty, milky-like luster of the later isuues.