Minimum 1923 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 1923 dimes depending on the mint producing the coin. Two locations, Philadelphia and San Francisco struck dimes and the mintmark to identify the San Francisco coin is found on the reverse.
However the highest values are reserved for coins in the best condition of survival. With the value of the 1923 "S" dime much higher than the Philadelphia coin in nicer condition.
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 an uncirculated 1923 dime sure to draw interest and is a $25 or higher example.
Finding how much your 1923 dime is worth by judging condition is covered in detail below.
1923 Dime Value
|Condition of Coin|
|Date||Good - G||Fine - F||Extremely Fine
|1923 Dime Value Updated||4/21/2014|
Interest in collecting Mercury dimes is high. Collections are assembled by date and often include coins of the different mints that produced dimes for that year.
In 1923 two mints, Philadelphia and San Francisco Mintmarks struck dimes and an "S" mintmark for the San Francisco mint is found on the reverse. If your coin is without a mintmark, it was struck at the Philadelphia mint.
The amount of wear or preferable the lack of it, determines a large part of the value of your 1923 dime. Collectors after checking the date and mintmark next examine the condition of the coin and give it a "grade." As a coin wears there are distinct visual differences from one "grade" to the next. Judge your coins against the images and descriptions to gain an accurate value.
Uncirculated: This Mercury dime never circulated. Untouched since minted, it shines with luster. Your coin in this condition may show toning, but underneath there is no evidence of wear. Rotated under a light, an unbroken, radiating luster rolls across the surface. An uncirculated coin is one sparkling with a freshness placing it at the top of 1923 dime value.
Extremely Fine: Even wear, but very light, is typical of this condition. All of the design details are very distinct. Upon close examination, flatness of once rounded details is evident. Dimes in extremely fine condition stand out as crisp and sharp in appearance.
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: Heavy wear has removed most of the design, leaving only Liberty's portrait in outline. Protection once afforded by the rim is now blending with the lettering. The central device on the reverse "fasces" is worn smooth, again the rim is worn significantly into the lettering.
More than one serious collector or dealer took notice of the color laying on the surface of this rare 1923 Mercury dime. Pale reddish gold highlights are just developing over the silver white fields. Over time, toning is present on most silver coins, occasionally a superb colorful display is present.
Adding to and multiplying the eye appeal is the distinct lack of distracting dings or nicks. Careful handling and protection from the environment has resulted in a superb and rarely seen quality dime.
Featured in a David Lawrence Rare Coin Auction the final price for this lot was $322. Far exceeding the value of most uncirculated 1923 dimes, indicating the popularity and demand for the Mercury dime series.
Mercury Dime Values
Values listed for the entire Mercury dime series including more on the 1923 dime value. Rare and valuable dates are scattered through out the series. Additionally, the condition of your old dime plays a key role in value.
All US Dime Values Listed
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 1923 dime value and all these small potential treasures.
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