1942 10C PR65 Certification #84714158, PCGS #5077

Expert Comments

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.

PCGS #
5077
Designer
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
22329
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
2939
Pop Lower
1597
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 19000 R-2.8 7 / 7 7 / 7
All Grades 18950 R-2.8 7 / 7 7 / 7
60 or Better 12000 R-2.9 7 / 7 7 / 7
65 or Better 19000
All Grades 18950
60 or Better 12000
65 or Better R-2.8
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better 7 / 7
All Grades 7 / 7
60 or Better 7 / 7
65 or Better 7 / 7
All Grades 7 / 7
60 or Better 7 / 7

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR69 PCGS grade PR69 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:3882, $37,600

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

Heritage 6/2015:3882, $37,600

PR68+ PCGS grade #2 PR68+ PCGS grade
#2 PR68+ PCGS grade
#2 PR68+ PCGS grade
#2 PR68+ PCGS grade