1942/1 10C XF45 Certification #35557147, PCGS #5036

Expert Comments

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 one of the rarest of all the Mint State Mercury Head Dimes.

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

PCGS #
5036
Designer
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
0
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
817
Pop Lower
2243
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 3500 R-4.3 9 / 80 TIE 9 / 80 TIE
All Grades 200 R-7.0 8 / 80 TIE 8 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 7 / 80 TIE 7 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 3500
All Grades 200
60 or Better 30
65 or Better R-4.3
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better 9 / 80 TIE
All Grades 8 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 9 / 80 TIE
All Grades 8 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 80 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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
#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