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