The 1944 Mercury Dime, like all other Mercury Dimes, is comprised of 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. A weight of 2.50 grams and a diameter of 17.91mm were among the physical characteristics. The coin's obverse features Lady Liberty with outstretched arms and bearing a torch above the Pacific Ocean. On the reverse is an American Eagle standing on one leg with folded arm and looking toward the horizon. Both designs are taken from those used on previous Mercury Dimes.
This year's edition comes with 9.9 grams of silver and 0.3695 ounces of copper for a total weight of 39.23 grams. The price per ounce for silver is $19.20 and for copper $0.63. The coin's face value of 25 cents is engraved inside the rim of the coin.
Mercury Dimes were first issued in 1945 at a rate of one million coins per month beginning in January of that year. However, production was halted after July 1946 due to a shortage of silver. When production did resume in 1947, each coin was modified to reduce the silver content from 90% to 40%. This reduction in size caused some confusion among merchants as to whether or not they should charge less for these "defective" coins. The government eventually ruled that they were worth 25 cents even though they could no longer be circulated.
Four photos of the 1939 S Mercury Dime! Ninety percent silver! The coin pictured is the exact coin you'll receive. Mercury Dime, MS63, 1939-S. Item number: 10 M39S-02.8800-O.
The 1944 dime is worth $1.85 for a circulating coin, which is close to its silver value. Old Mercury dimes, on the other hand, are frequently collected and have the potential for higher value. The bulk of these silver dimes have been highly circulated and worn, and many of the original features have been lost.
The coins in this set are in medium circulated condition, which means that the earlier coins will be in excellent to fine condition, while the later coins will be in good to very fine (or better). In other words, the coins will be in the standard grades for that year and mint. It has a total of 78 coins.
The 1941 dime is worth a minimum of $1.75, which is the price of the silver it contains. These vintage Mercury head dimes, on the other hand, are passionately collected nowadays, and many are worth more. Old silver dimes from the 1940s are frequently discovered in circulated condition, which means they show surface wear. However, because these dimes were designed to match the portrait on the half dollar, they can be identified by that coin's dimensions and grading standards.
There were four different types of 1941 Mercury dimes: standard, commemorative, proof, and bullion. Only the standard and commemorative varieties are currently valued at $1.75 or higher. The proof and bullion types are both rare with values near that of the silver they contain.
The 1941 Mercury dime was one of three dimes produced that year to use modified designs from the 1940 Half Dollar. These dimes have an Indianhead design on one side and a map of America on the other. The quality of the engraving and color separation on these dimes is excellent, so they're often considered upgrades over the 1940 version.
Only about 1 million 1941 Mercury dimes were made. This is not a large number compared with other years when millions of coins were struck. But these days, people are still buying them. The highest known value for a complete set of all four types is $15,000 - this includes a perfect specimen with no defects or damage.
The 1945 D Mercury Dime is worth an average of $3.00, according to CoinTrackers.com. A certified mint state (MS+) coin might be worth $35.000+. The lowest value recorded for a 1945 D Mercury Dime was $3.00 at one point.
1944 D Mercury Dime MS-60 $30,000.00
The highest price per coin reported for a 1945 D Mercury Dime was $4.20 in 1966. There are fewer than 50 known surviving 1945 D Mercury Dimes in private collections worldwide. Only one other coin from this series is known to exist in a public collection (Canadian Gold Jubilee coin).
The value of coins depends on several factors including mintage quantity, metal content, and grade. In the case of the 1945 D Mercury Dime, it has a high mintage quantity of just over 70,000 pieces with a gold content of 35% and a silver content of 65%. Its grade is MS-60/Near Fine (NCGS 75)
There are four types of coins that come out of the United States Mint: gold coins, silver coins, bronze coins and proof coins. Gold coins are coins that are composed entirely of gold or gold-plated steel.
The bulk of these silver dimes have been highly circulated and worn, and many of the original features have been lost. The "Uncirculated" 1944 dime depicted, valued at $10 to $15 due to its quality, would be an excellent addition to any Mercury dime collection. Collectors are interested in the mint that struck your coin.
The 1942 Mercury Dime is worth an average of $2.00, according to CoinTrackers.com. A confirmed mint state (MS+) coin might be worth $50. For further information, see...
"Winged Liberty Head dimes" are another name for Mercury dimes. The 1944 dime had no mint mark, as did the 1944 D dime and 1944 S dime. When present, the mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin. Lines of sight are blocked by the design of the coin, so it cannot be seen from all angles.
The mint mark "W" appears on the back of the coin above the date line between the years 1804 and 1857. Before that time, coins were struck by private companies who used whatever design they wanted on their coins. After 1857, when the government took over the process of producing coins, they always used designs created by Thomas Jefferson or others under his direction.
There are three types of 1944 silver dollars: Buffalo, Morgan and Peace Dollars. These names come from the places where they were first produced: Buffalo, New York for the Buffalo Silver Dollars and San Francisco for the Morgan Dollars. A fourth type of dollar called the Woman's Dollar was also issued in 1944 but it is not included in this discussion because it has no relationship to the other three types.
All four types of 1944 silver dollars have identical portraits of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the obverse (front) of the coin. He is wearing a crown with twelve stars representing the fifty states plus the District of Columbia.