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1942 10C (Proof)

Series: Mercury Dimes 1936-1942

PCGS PR69

PCGS PR69

PCGS PR69

PCGS PR69

PCGS PR68+

PCGS PR68+

PCGS #:
5077
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
22,329
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 19,000 R-2.8 7 / 7 7 / 7
60 or Better 18,950 R-2.8 7 / 7 7 / 7
65 or Better 12,000 R-2.9 7 / 7 7 / 7
Survival Estimate
All Grades 19,000
60 or Better 18,950
65 or Better 12,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-2.8
65 or Better R-2.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 7
60 or Better 7 / 7
65 or Better 7 / 7
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 7 / 7
60 or Better 7 / 7
65 or Better 7 / 7

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR69 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:3882, $37,600

2 PR68+ PCGS grade
2 PR68+ PCGS grade
2 PR68+ PCGS grade
2 PR68+ PCGS grade
2 PR68+ PCGS grade
2 PR68+ PCGS grade
2 PR68+ PCGS grade
2 PR68+ PCGS grade
10 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR69 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:3882, $37,600

#2 PR68+ PCGS grade
#2 PR68+ PCGS grade
#2 PR68+ PCGS grade
#2 PR68+ PCGS grade
#2 PR68+ PCGS grade
#2 PR68+ PCGS grade
#2 PR68+ PCGS grade
#2 PR68+ PCGS grade
#10 PR68 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The Proof 1942 Dime boasts a tiny mintage and it is the last Proof Dime of the Mercury Head series and the last Proof Dime until coinage of these special coins resumed in 1950. Large quantities of these Proofs are available for collectors (PCGS alone has certified obver 5,700 examples alone as of June 2015) in a wide variety of grades. PR64 to PR67 examples are plentiful and affordable. In PR68, this dates becomes rare. In April 2015, PCGS graded a PR69 1942 Dime, one of the most incredible survivors of this date -- the coin has monster toning and killer eye appeal (to use popular numismatic vernacular).

No Cameo or Deep Cameo examples exist and any coins offered as such should be examined carefully for doctoring.