Minimum 1918 dime value is $2.05 for a coin in "good" condition, right at the value of the silver it contains.
Your coin is part of the popular Mercury dime series. Avidly collected, and when looking for higher value there are a few points to consider.
Separate values are placed on 1918 dimes depending on the mint producing the coin. Three locations, Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco struck dimes and mintmarks found on the reverse identify each.
However the highest values are reserved for coins in the best condition of survival. A dime showing lots of use and lacking detail is reasonably priced lower.
An appealing coin still looking "new" is an exception and one any collector of Mercury dimes is interested in adding to their collection. Pictured is a nice uncirculated 1918 dime sure to draw interest and is a $50 or higher example.
Finding how much your 1918 dime is worth by judging condition is covered in detail below.
1918 Dime Value
|Condition of Coin|
|Date||Good - G||Fine - F||Extremely Fine
|1918 Dime Value Updated||4/21/2014|
Causing three sets of values and having a real influence in the better preserved coins are mintmarks found on your dime.
The highest value in Uncirculated condition is the "S" mint marked dime minted in San Francisco, find the "S" on the reverse. A "D" in this location indicates the Denver mint, Philadelphia did not use a mintmark.
Soon after entering circulation the handling of a coin begins the wearing away of its surface. Collectors and dealers examine all coins and determine the extent of this loss of detail. The judging of coins is known as "Grading." Your coins matched against the images decide the condition to reference on the value chart.
Uncirculated: At the top in value and desirability an Uncirculated Mercury dime is in the same condition as it left the mint, there is no wear on the coin. The delicate mint luster is unbroken and still covers the entire surface. Examine high points of the design for signs of wear, it occurs first on the hair above the eye and on Liberty's cheek just below the eye.
Extremely Fine: Although this coin has been in circulation, it sill remains very detailed in appearance. Across the surface a small amount of wear is visible. The feather details of the wing above Liberty's ear have worn and lost detail but remain separated. Also a slight flatness to the once rounded cheek is noticeable. On the reverse, all of the vertical lines of the "fasces" are separated. Your coin is a nice collectible condition with a premium 1918 dime value.
Fine: The design in the center of the coin has worn smooth with just a slight separation of the hair and wing design. Liberty's forehead and hair curls are no longer separated and the majority of the feathers have leveled into one. On the reverse the once distinct bundle of rods is now worn with few vertical lines remaining.
Good: The condition of this coin is best described as heavily worn. The date and mintmark are readable, however the majority of the design elements are worn smooth. The easiest area to judge is the rim, if it has worn into the lettering your coin is graded no higher than "good" condition. The value of this dime is mostly in its silver content.
Bidding did not end until the $1083 level was reached for this visually stunning 1918 Mercury dime. Either a determined collector or a dealer wanting to place a gem dime with a client drove the value at a recent David Lawrence Rare Coin Auction to a high level.
Pleasing russet and gold colors setting on lustrous silver is the type of originality sought in today's high priced market. Rarely seen attractive coloring combined with abrasion free surfaces is avidly collected.
Millions of 1918 dimes were struck, however the value attributed to this coin is clear few have survived as nice. The value of your 1918 dime is recognizing clear plus subtle differences separating those highly collectable pieces from ones with lower desirability.
Mercury Dime Values on the Rise
Rare and valuable dates are scattered through out the series. A key element, the condition of your coin, is a major driving force to value. Compare your coins to the grading images, determine their condition and check the value of your Mercury Dimes.
One of the most popular and widely collected coins today. Spanning over two hundred years of US dime production and literally hundreds of date and mintmark combinations. Examine your 1918 dime value and all these small potential treasures.
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