The 1930 dime value is $1.73 for a coin that is circulated and shows considerable wear. But the potential of higher value is in mint marked and better condition dimes.
An example of a desirable Mercury head dime is the uncirculated 1930 dime pictured, valued above $25. A popular coin to collectors because of its state of preservation.
Next, affecting value is the mint that struck the coin. The majority of these old silver dimes where produced at the Philadelphia mint. Finding a coin struck at the San Francisco mint would make a nice addition to any Mercury dime collection.
The value chart details how much your 1930 dime is worth, highlighting the different values depending on the amount of wear, and mintmarks. Below the chart are descriptions of the mintmark location and how to judge the condition of your old dime.
1930 Dime Value
|Condition of Coin|
|Date||Good - G||Fine - F||Extremely Fine
|1930 Dime Value Updated||9/1/2014|
Listings on the chart are separated by condition and dimes are further identified by the mint striking the coin.
Of the two mints producing 1930 dimes the San Francisco mint placed an "S" mintmark on coins to indicate mint of origin. Find the mintmark on the reverse at the bottom next to the rim. Philadelphia the main mint did not use a mintmark in those years.
The amount of wear or preferably the lack of it, determines a large part of the value of your 1930 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: No wear is visible on the surfaces. Mint luster, the radiating shine, is unbroken. These old silver dimes appear as brand new although toning is often present. Rotate your coin under a light, examine the cheek area for breaks in this luster. A Mercury head dime in uncirculated condition is always in demand.
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: 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. Your 1930 dime value is now slightly above its silver value.
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.
Silver white satin luster seems to project this rare 1930 Mercury dime off the screen. Combine the stunning eye appeal evident from a distance with surfaces clean of any marks when viewed close, few are found as nice.
During a David Lawrence Rare Coin Auction several serious collectors and dealers attempted to add this gem to their holdings and bid the value to $805. Coins in rare well preserved condition are seldom offered. And rare coin auctions are the choice to buy and sell gem quality pieces.
Among your coins there are always some of higher quality, judge them carefully. The old collections started long ago are the source of many high valued coins trading today.
Mercury Dime Values
Values listed for the entire Mercury head dime series including more on the 1930 dime value. Rare and valuable dates are scattered through out the series worth a large range in Mercury dime values. Additionally, the condition of your old dime plays a key role in today's rare coin values.
Complete Dime Values
One of the most popular and widely collected coins today. Spanning over two hundred years of US dime production with rare coin values listed for literally hundreds of date and mintmark combinations. Examine closely these small potential treasures.
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