1945 10C, FB (Regular Strike)

Series: Mercury Dimes 1916-1945

PCGS MS67+FB

PCGS MS67+FB

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PCGS MS67FB

PCGS MS67FB

PCGS MS66FB

PCGS MS66FB

PCGS #:
5057
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
159,130,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
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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 400 R-6.2 12 / 80 TIE 12 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 12 / 80 TIE 12 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 18 / 80 TIE 18 / 80 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 400
65 or Better 100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 12 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 80 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 12 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 80 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+FB PCGS grade

David Lawrence 6/2019:1794582, $90,000 - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS67+FB PCGS grade
3 MS67FB PCGS grade
3 MS67FB PCGS grade MS67FB PCGS grade
3 MS67FB PCGS grade
3 MS67FB PCGS grade
7 MS66FB PCGS grade MS66FB PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

7 MS66FB PCGS grade
7 MS66FB PCGS grade
7 MS66FB PCGS grade
#1 MS67+FB PCGS grade

David Lawrence 6/2019:1794582, $90,000 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS67+FB PCGS grade
#3 MS67FB PCGS grade
MS67FB PCGS grade #3 MS67FB PCGS grade
#3 MS67FB PCGS grade
#3 MS67FB PCGS grade
MS66FB PCGS grade #7 MS66FB PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#7 MS66FB PCGS grade
#7 MS66FB PCGS grade
#7 MS66FB PCGS grade
David Hall: I first became aware of the "Full band" situation with Mercury dimes in about 1975. I was at a coin show and the late Tom MacAfee said to me, "I want to show you something very special and teach you something about Mercury dimes." So he pulled out a 1945-P and told me he had just sold it to a customer for $50. Since this was a $2 coin as far as I knew, I was pretty puzzeled. Tom told me to look at the bands on the reverse. He said if I could find another one with full bands he'd pay me $40. And so I started looking for that date and others and soon discovered that some Mercury dimes...1943-D, 1944-D, etc...always come with full bands, and some so-called easy dates in Uncirculated condition are really rare with full bands. By 1976, I had convinced the Coin Dealer Newsletter owner/editor Allen Harriman to list separate full band prices in the CDN and the market soon gained traction. Today, the 1945-P with fully struck crossbands Mercury dime is one of the great condition rarities of numismatics, a Gem non-bands is $20 or so, and a Gem with full bands is a five figure coin.