1927 dime value starts with the value of its silver content, approximately $1.74 today. However these old Mercury head dimes are widely collected and there is a potential of higher value.
Your coin is part of a popular dime series. Avidly collected, and when examining your coins there are a few points to consider.
Separate values are placed on these 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 always 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 choice uncirculated 1927 dime sure to draw interest and is a $25 or higher example.
Finding how much your 1927 dime is worth by judging condition is covered in detail below.
1927 Dime Value
|Condition of Coin|
|Date||Good - G||Fine - F||Extremely Fine
|1927 Dime Value Updated||8/18/2014|
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. Mintmarks identify the different mints, a small "D" for the Denver mint and "S" for San Francisco are found on the reverse. If your coin is without a mintmark, it was struck at the Philadelphia mint.
The chart shows the value of a 1927 dime in "extremely fine" condition is far higher than a coin in "good" condition. Collectors and dealers are always searching for the best quality, best preserved coins. They judge the condition of each and assign a "grade." Comparing your coins to the images finds the accurate condition value on the chart.
Uncirculated: This Mercury head 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 1927 dime value.
Extremely Fine: Of interest to collectors are many Mercury dimes in Extremely Fine condition. The slight even wear leaves the majority of the design crisp and sharp. Liberty's hair above the eye is evidently worn but just slightly, wing details are beginning to show some smoothness.
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: 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.
Light golden toning at the rim fading into an intense blue-silver center gives this rare 1927 Mercury dime an appeal widely recognized by collectors as gem quality. As a result more than one bidder reached deep into their pocket to out bid the other at a David Lawrence rare coin auction.
When finished the final cost of $632 was reached. Coins in a rare condition of preservation are offered infrequently and eagerly welcomed into advanced Mercury dime collections.
Gem quality dimes are set apart from others by eye appeal, absence of wear, and as this dime exhibits virtually no marks or nicks found anywhere. A close inspection often finds added value in all old coins.
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 rare coin values. Compare your coins to the grading images, determine their condition and check the value of your Mercury Head Dimes.
Complete Dime Values
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