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SERIES: Mercury Dimes 1936-1942
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1940 10C (Proof)

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PCGS PR68+

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68
PCGS #:
5075
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Weight:
2.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
11,827
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$15,295 • NGC PR69 • 1-12-2005 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 10,000 R-3.0 5 / 7 5 / 7
60 or Better 9,950 R-3.0 5 / 7 5 / 7
65 or Better 6,500 R-3.7 5 / 7 5 / 7
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR68+ PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade  
2 PR68 PCGS grade  
2 PR68 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR68+ PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade  
2 PR68 PCGS grade  
2 PR68 PCGS grade  
2 PR68 PCGS grade  
2 PR68 PCGS grade  
2 PR68 PCGS grade  
2 PR68 PCGS grade  
2 PR68 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: In June 2013, a remarkable PCGS PR68+ 1940 Dime appeared on the market, breaking a tie among numerous PR68s for finest known.  Apart from being almost technically perfect, this coin possesses remarkable eye appeal and color.