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SERIES: Mercury Dimes 1916-1945
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1916-S 10C Mercury (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS AU58
PCGS #:
4908
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Weight:
2.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
10,450,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$4,406 • PCGS MS67+ • 3-21-2013 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 6,000 R-3.8 26 / 80 TIE 26 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 43 / 80 TIE 43 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 250 R-6.6 38 / 80 TIE 38 / 80 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
David Hall: The 1916-S is fairly avaiable in circualted grades. In mint state it is scarce, but usually available for a price. In mint state condition, there are about as many weak band examples as fully struck band examples. The 1916-S is unique among Mercury dimes in that the strike is  often weakest at the lower diagonal band, not the center crossbands. Luster can be satiny or white frosty and toning is not unusual.