The Survival Estimate represents an average of one or more experts' opinions as to how many examples survive of a particular coin in three categories: 1) all grades, 2) 60 or better, and 3) 65 or better. These estimates are based on a variety of sources, including population reports, auction appearances, and personal knowledge. Survival estimates include coins that are raw, certified by PCGS, and certified by other grading services.
Numismatic Rarity converts the Survival Estimate for a particular coin into a number from 1 to 10 (with decimal increments) based on the PCGS Rarity Scale. The higher the number, the more rare the coin.
Relative Rarity By Type
Relative Rarity By Type ranks the rarity of this coin with all other coins of this Type. Lower numbers indicate rarer coins.
Relative Rarity By Series
Relative Rarity By Series ranks the rarity of this coin with all other coins of this Series. Lower numbers indicate rarer coins.
The 1918-D Mercury dime is not rare in circulated grades but it is scarce in mint state condition. Full band gems are very rare and superb gems are among the rarest in the entire series. Approximately 70% to 80% of the mint state survivors do not have fully struck crossbands. While luster on mint state specimens can be excellent, strike is such a problem that in gem condition this is one of the key dates to the Mercury dime series and one of the silver condition rarities of the 20th century.
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