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1942/1 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Mercury Dimes 1916-1945

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

Closeup of Overdate Detail

Closeup of Overdate Detail

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
5036
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
N/A
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 3,500 R-4.3 9 / 80 TIE 9 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 8 / 80 TIE 8 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 7 / 80 TIE 7 / 80 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,500
60 or Better 200
65 or Better 30
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.3
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better R-8.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 80 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 9 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 80 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 estimated grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2009:454

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Richman Collection - Goldbergs 1/2011:1344, $21,600

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7092, $13,800

6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 estimated grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2009:454

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Richman Collection - Goldbergs 1/2011:1344, $21,600

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7092, $13,800

#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1942 over 1 Dime is one of the most popular and recognizable of all U.S. coin varieties, and for decades, dealers and collectors have touted it as a great, valuable variety. The truth is that it is not rare at all, not even scarce, and can be called common based on the high number of pieces in the PCGS Population Report. However, this statement only holds true for circulated examples because, in Mint State, the 1942/1 Dime is the rarest of all the Mint State Mercury Head Dimes, easily beating out other recognized rarities such as the 1916-D, 1921, 1921-D and 1942/1-D. According to the December 2011 Population Report, PCGS has certified 95 Mint State 1942/1 Dimes, split almost down the middle between non-Full Bands and Full Bands (with the non-Full Bands holding a slight edge). The finest examples appear at the MS-66 level, where PCGS has certified 6 non-Full Bands and 3 Full Bands.

Warning - collectors should beware of altered dates. If the date on a potential purchase does not match the image shown above, pass.