The 1941 Mercury dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.
These are 1943 Mercury dimes worth money and super rare silver coins to look for in circulation. We look at error dimes, rare dimes, valuable dimes and other. How much are my U.S. 1941 dime worth? About 1941 Mercury Dimes Full Bands. The year 1941 marks the beginning of what one might dub the ultra-common Mercury dime? Pieces that are so common that circulated specimens changing hands in the wholesale market trade for barely above melt and even low-end uncirculated examples move for but a song.
1941 Dime Value Liberty
Type: Mercury Dime
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .07234 oz.
Total Weight: 2.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.97
Mercury dimes are also known as Winged Liberty Head dimes. The US minted the 1941 dime with no mint mark and also the 1941 D dime and 1941 S dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.
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This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.97 as of February 09, 2021. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $27.26 per ounce.
The 1941 dime with no mint mark is worth around $3 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $3.25. In uncirculated condition the price is around $7 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $30.
The 1941 D dime is worth around $3 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $3.25. In uncirculated condition the price is around $8 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $25.
The 1941 S dime is worth around $3 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $3.25. In uncirculated condition the price is around $7 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $30.
Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are each valued at around $175 in PR 65 condition. There were only 16,557 proof coins minted.
1941 Mercury Dime Value Chart
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Very fine- Each of the diagonal bands are completely visible.
Extremely fine- There is only a small amount of wear on the diagonal bands. Liberty's braids and the hair before her ear are completely visible.
MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.
MS 65 gem uncirculated- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks may be present but they are barely noticeable.
PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.
Alex trebek pat sajak. In 1941, toward the end of the year, 1941 10c dies were still being made as well as the dies for the coming year, 1942. Two of these dies became involved in an accident that created one of the few rarities in the silver “Mercury” dime series.
Coin dies are made in stages. To make a die able to strike coins, the design must be stamped into it twice by a master die or Hub. Between each impression, the unfinished die must be heated in a process called annealing. A 1941 die and a 1942 die had both received their first stamping; now both dies were being annealed. When the dies were returned to receive their second stamping, the dies were accidentally switched. When they were stamped, both dies now had evidence of both the 1941 and 1942 date.
If you think you have this overdate dime it will have both a “1” and a “2” as the last digit of the date. The “2” will be mostly to the right of the “1.” See the image below.
1941 Dime Value Chart
Detail of 1942 over 1941 Mercury Dime
1941 Mercury Dime Values
The 1942-D overdate will have the “2” in “1942” almost completely over the “1” and the “D” mintmark will have been repunched, that is stamped over a “D” that was placed in the wrong position.
This coin error is very popular with collectors because of its unusual appearance, especially on the Philadelphia example. It’s worth at least $400 in average circulated condition. Uncirculated pieces are very scarce and are worth more than $1500.
1941 Circulated Dime Value
This coin should be authenticated by a numismatic expert. To be certain your coin is genuine, and to greatly increase its marketability, you should have it authenticated and certified as to grade by one of the independent third-party grading services such as the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) or Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). You may submit coins directly to NGC if you are a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) or to PCGS if you join their PCGS Collector’s Club. You may also submit your coins through an authorized dealer.