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1916-1945 Mercury Silver Dime Melt Value

1916 - 1945 Mercury Silver Dime Value (United States)


U.S. MINT SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination:$0.10
Obverse Image:Winged Liberty Head
Reverse Image:Roman fasces, a bundle of rods, the center rod being an ax.
Metal Composition:90% silver, 10% copper
Total Weight:2.5 grams
Comments:The term 'dime' comes from the French word disme, meaning "tithe" or "tenth part." Because of the resemblance to the Roman god Mercury, the coin became known popularly as the "Mercury Dime".


    
CALCULATING TODAY'S MELT VALUE (USD)
Using the latest metal prices and the specifications above, these are the numbers required to calculate melt value:
 
 $20.57  =silver price / ounce on Jul 30, 2014.
.90  =silver %
 $3.2180  =copper price / pound on Jul 30, 2014.
.10  =copper %
2.5  =total weight in grams
.0321507466  =ounce/gram conversion factor
.00220462262  =pound/gram conversion factor (see note directly below)


The CME uses pounds to price copper and that means we need to multiply the metal price by .00220462262 to make the conversion to grams. The silver price is based in troy ounces and that means we need to multiply the metal price by .0321507466 to make the conversion to grams.



1. Calculate 90% silver value :

    (20.57 × .0321507466 × 2.5 × .90)  =  $1.4880169295


$1.4880 is the rounded silver value for the 1916-1945 Mercury silver dime on July 30, 2014. This is usually the value used by coin dealers when selling these coins at melt value. However, the total melt value is continued below.



2. Calculate 10% copper value :

    (3.2180 × .00220462262 × 2.5 × .10)  =  $0.0017736


3. Add the two together :

    $1.4880169295 + $0.0017736 = $1.4897905295




$1.4897905295 is the total melt value for the 1916-1945 Mercury silver dime on July 30, 2014.



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MINTAGE AND COLLECTIBLE VALUE (USD)
The "Year" column lists the year and mint mark on the coin -- D is for Denver, S is for San Francisco, and P is for Philadelphia. A coin without a mint mark means it was also minted in Philadelphia. The "Mintage" column is the number of coins struck and released by the U.S. Mint. The "Numismatic Value Range" column represents what people typically pay for that type of coin (usually a very wide price range depending on the condition).

The PCGS price guide on Mercury dimes has an updated list of certified coin prices.
Mintmark Location:Numismatic Value Range – Based On Condition:
Mercury Dime MintmarkMercury Dime in Good ConditionMercury Silver Dime in Fine ConditionMercury Silver Dime in Extra Fine ConditionSilver Dime in Uncirculated Condition
YearBuy Mercury Dimes on eBayMintageGoodFineExtra FineUncirculated
1916 Shop 22,180,000 $4.50 - $5.25 $6.50 - $7.50 $10.00 - $11.50 $22.00 and up
1916 D Shop 264,000 $600.00 - $700.00 $1750.00 - $2000.00 $3750.00 - $4300.00 $8500.00 and up
1916 S Shop 10,450,000 $4.50 - $5.25 $6.50 - $7.50 $22.00 - $25.00 $25.00 and up
1917 Shop 55,230,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $4.50 - $5.25 $8.00 - $9.00 $18.00 and up
1917 D Shop 9,402,000 $4.50 - $5.25 $8.50 - $10.00 $29.00 - $34.00 $100.00 and up
1917 S Shop 27,330,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $4.50 - $5.25 $10.50 - $12.00 $45.00 and up
1918 Shop 26,680,000 $4.00 - $4.50 $6.00 - $7.00 $20.00 - $24.00 $50.00 and up
1918 D Shop 22,674,800 $4.00 - $4.50 $6.50 - $7.50 $19.50 - $22.00 $100.00 and up
1918 S Shop 19,300,000 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 - $5.25 $15.00 - $17.00 $90.00 and up
1919 Shop 35,740,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $4.50 - $5.25 $10.50 - $12.00 $25.00 and up
1919 D Shop 9,939,000 $5.00 - $6.00 $9.00 - $10.50 $27.00 - $32.00 $140.00 and up
1919 S Shop 8,850,000 $4.00 - $4.50 $8.00 - $9.00 $23.00 - $26.00 $125.00 and up
1920 Shop 59,030,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $4.00 - $4.50 $8.50 - $10.00 $26.00 and up
1920 D Shop 19,171,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $4.50 - $5.25 $16.00 - $18.00 $85.00 and up
1920 S Shop 13,820,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $4.50 - $5.25 $13.00 - $15.00 $85.00 and up
1921 Shop 1,230,000 $32.00 - $38.00 $85.00 - $100.00 $375.00 - $425.00 $900.00 and up
1921 D Shop 1,080,000 $42.50 - $50.00 $125.00 - $140.00 $500.00 - $575.00 $1050.00 and up
1923 Shop 50,130,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $4.00 - $4.50 $6.50 - $7.50 $20.00 and up
1923 S Shop 6,440,000 $4.00 - $4.50 $7.00 - $8.25 $42.00 - $50.00 $125.00 and up
1924 Shop 24,010,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $4.00 - $4.50 $11.00 - $13.00 $30.00 and up
1924 D Shop 6,810,000 $4.00 - $4.50 $7.00 - $8.25 $35.00 - $39.00 $150.00 and up
1924 S Shop 7,120,000 $4.00 - $4.50 $6.50 - $7.50 $36.00 - $41.00 $160.00 and up
1925 Shop 25,610,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $4.00 - $4.50 $8.00 - $9.00 $27.00 and up
1925 D Shop 5,117,000 $5.00 - $6.00 $12.00 - $13.50 $80.00 - $95.00 $265.00 and up
1925 S Shop 5,850,000 $4.00 - $4.50 $6.50 - $7.50 $50.00 - $55.00 $150.00 and up
1926 Shop 32,160,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $4.00 - $4.50 $6.50 - $7.50 $22.00 and up
1926 D Shop 6,828,000 $4.00 - $4.50 $6.50 - $7.50 $18.00 - $21.00 $90.00 and up
1926 S Shop 1,520,000 $9.00 - $10.50 $18.00 - $21.00 $160.00 - $185.00 $875.00 and up
1927 Shop 28,080,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $4.00 - $4.50 $6.00 - $7.00 $23.00 and up
1927 D Shop 4,182,000 $4.00 - $4.50 $6.50 - $7.50 $50.00 - $55.00 $135.00 and up
1927 S Shop 4,770,000 $4.00 - $4.50 $6.50 - $7.50 $17.50 -$20.00 $210.00 and up
1928 Shop 19,480,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $4.00 - $4.50 $6.00 - $7.00 $21.00 and up
1928 D Shop 4,161,000 $5.00 - $6.00 $8.00 - $9.00 $36.00 - $41.00 $120.00 and up
1928 S Shop 7,400,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $4.50 - $5.25 $13.50 - $16.00 $90.00 and up
1929 Shop 25,970,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $3.25 - $3.75 $5.00 - $6.00 $18.00 and up
1929 D Shop 5,034,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $4.50 - $5.25 $12.50 - $14.00 $20.00 and up
1929 S Shop 4,730,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $4.00 - $4.50 $8.00 - $9.00 $25.00 and up
1930 Shop 6,770,000 $3.25 - $3.75 $4.00 - $4.50 $7.00 - $8.25 $21.00 and up
1930 S Shop 1,843,000 $4.00 - $4.50 $5.25 - $6.00 $12.00 - $13.50 $55.00 and up
1931 Shop 3,150,000 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 - $5.25 $8.50 - $10.00 $28.00 and up
1931 D Shop 1,260,000 $6.50 - $7.50 $9.00 - $10.50 $25.00 - $29.00 $65.00 and up
1931 S Shop 1,800,000 $4.50 - $5.25 $6.00 - $7.00 $14.00 - $16.50 $65.00 and up
1934 Shop 24,080,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1934 D Shop 6,772,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1935 Shop 58,830,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1935 D Shop 10,477,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1935 S Shop 15,840,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1936 Shop 87,504,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1936 D Shop 16,132,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1936 S Shop 9,210,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1937 Shop 56,865,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1937 D Shop 14,146,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1937 S Shop 9,740,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1938 Shop 22,198,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1938 D Shop 5,537,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1938 S Shop 8,090,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1939 Shop 67,749,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1939 D Shop 24,394,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1939 S Shop 10,450,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1940 Shop 65,361,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1940 D Shop 21,198,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1940 S Shop 21,560,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1941 Shop 175,106,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1941 D Shop 45,634,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1941 S Shop 43,090,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.75 $4.00 - $6.75 $4.50 and up
1942 Shop 205,432,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1942 D Shop 60,740,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1942 S Shop 49,300,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.80 $4.80 and up
1943 Shop 191,710,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1943 D Shop 71,949,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1943 S Shop 60,400,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1944 Shop 231,410,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1944 D Shop 62,224,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1945 Shop 159,130,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1945 D Shop 40,245,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.50 $4.50 and up
1945 S Shop 41,920,000 $2.50 - $3.00 $2.75 - $3.25 $4.00 - $4.75 $4.75 and up

If you're interested in learning more about grading silver dimes, Photograde is an excellent resource.


EBAY AUCTIONS - SILVER MERCURY DIMES ONLY
I believe that the old saying, "A coin is only worth what someone will pay for it," is absolutely true. I prefer eBay because it displays what people are actually paying for coins. Monthly coin price magazines and online price lists may not reflect current market conditions because they don't demonstrate what people are actually willing to pay.

View all silver Mercury Dime auctions or those with the least time left (below).



CHARTS
Long-term metal price charts for the silver Mercury dime:

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