1919 dime value starts with the value of its silver content, approximately $2.06 today.
You can separate the minimum value dimes from the higher priced ones by checking the presence of "mintmarks" and judging the "condition" of your Mercury dimes.
First, if you find the "D" or "S" mintmark it immediately raises the value of your 1919 dime. Collectors assembling sets often include all the different mints coining dimes in a given year. A nice example minted in Denver or San Francisco has proven difficult to find.
Next, as you judge the condition of your old dimes it is likely to discover a coin worth far above silver value. There are many serious collectors of Mercury dimes, and in their search to add nicer additions are willing to pay higher prices.
The "uncirculated" 1919 Mercury dime pictured is valued over $40 and would please any dealer or collector. The chart highlights these values and also the change mintmarks have determining how much your 1919 dime is worth.
1919 Dime Value
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|Date||Good - G||Fine - F||Extremely Fine
|1919 Dime Value Updated||2013|
After you determine if you old dime has a mintmark the next step is judging how well it has survived until today. Done by carefully judging its condition and assigning a "grade." A nicely detailed dime with the least amount of wear becomes a highly collectible coin and would make a welcome addition to any collection.
Uncirculated: Here is a Mercury dime that is in brand new condition. The original surfaces imparted by the mint are still intact. As you view the coin under a single light source luster radiates extending rim to rim. If any wear is present a slight graying effect is seen on the highest elements of the design, most noticeable the cheek and hair above Liberty's eye.
Extremely Fine: Wear has begun to show a slight softening effect of the smaller details. Notice in the feathers, once rounded they now have a flattened look. The entire coin when inspected under magnification shows the highest parts are smooth from contact, loosing detail. However, the overall appearance is one of sharpness.
Fine: After serving for an extended period of time your dime has lost considerable detail. Liberty's portrait once distinguished by feathers in a wing above her ear is hard to recognize. Additionally the hair running along her fore head under her cap is now quite flat, the curls hard to see.
Good: Just beginning to merge into the lettering and date, the rim indicates the grade of this dime. The bust of Liberty is lacking all design features, no hair or wing elements are visible but she does remain well outlined. Holding the value of this coin low is the fact collectors strive to add nicer examples to their collections.
A mint marked 1919 dime is worth significantly more than the Philadelphia coin. The San Francisco mint used an "S" mark and Denver a "D" to distinguish dimes struck at their facilities. Both mintmarks are found on the reverse along the rim. Dimes without a mark were struck in Philadelphia.
Mercury dimes are often softly struck in the centers. Evident on the reverse, the line separating the two center horizontal bands is either missing or incomplete. The rare 1919 Mercury dime with this feature fully separated and bold is the exception.
Very boldly struck, silver white color and with minimal contact marks this 1919 Mercury dime auctioned at a David Lawrence Rare Coin Auction has all the best features. Active bidding settled on $632 as the final price. The desirability and rarity of this coin is evident by achieving a value far above the $40 to $50 price of a weakly struck piece.
The quality of the strike and the visual appeal it gives a coin is noticed and considered by collectors and with this coin boldly raised its value. When judging your uncirculated Mercury dime one more consideration is the boldness of design and completeness of strike.
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.
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