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1921 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Mercury Dimes 1916-1945

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
4934
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
1,230,000
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 2,000 R-4.6 1 / 80 1 / 80
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 2 / 80 2 / 80
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 5 / 80 TIE 5 / 80 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 50
65 or Better 25
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better R-9.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 80
60 or Better 2 / 80
65 or Better 5 / 80 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 80
60 or Better 2 / 80
65 or Better 5 / 80 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 estimated grade
1 MS64 estimated grade
1 MS64 estimated grade
9 MS63 PCGS grade
9 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 estimated grade
#1 MS64 estimated grade
#1 MS64 estimated grade
#9 MS63 PCGS grade
#9 MS63 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1921 Mercury Dime is a semi key-date in the Mercury Dime series. Only the 1916-D and the 1921-D Mercury Dimes have lower mintages. There are two major factors that contributed to the low mintage of the 1921 Dime.

First, there was a coin recession during that time, which kept the demand low for circulating dimes. Second, the Mint was primarily focused on producing Silver Dollars this year, therefore, producing them in large numbers. This affected the production of some of the smaller coins and the 1921-P Mercury Dime was one of them.