Coin Values Moving with Precious Metals: Up-Dated 5/29/2023: Gold $1945 | Silver $23.25
The 1944 dime value is $1.70 for a coin that is circulated, priced close to its worth in silver value. Old Mercury dimes are widely collected however and there is potential of higher value.
The majority of these silver dimes are heavily circulated and worn, lacking many of the original details. The "Uncirculated" 1944 dime pictured, a $10 to $15 coin because of condition, would make a nice addition to any Mercury dime collection.
Of interest to collectors is the mint that struck your dime. Values do vary slightly and your coin would have a mintmark on the reverse indicating the Denver or San Francisco mint.
Likely affecting your 1944 dime value the most is its state of preservation. Many of these dimes survive today and with a large group to choose from, collectors tend to pick uncirculated examples.
You can "grade" your coins by comparing them to the images below and determine if it is a high end circulated dime or uncirculated. Judge how much your 1944 dime is worth.
Three mints produced Mercury head dimes in 1944.
Starting with the Denver mint coin, it is identified by a "D" mintmark found on the reverse. The San Francisco mint used an "S" mintmark and Philadelphia, the main mint, did not place a mintmark on coins.
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Brilliant white luster radiates across the entire surface of the rare 1944 Mercury dime pictured. Minted in San Francisco decades ago and surviving today in almost perfect condition the final cost was $207 at a David Lawrence Rare Coin Auction.
Many bidders competed in the online auction to obtain a virtually mark free well struck 1944-S dime. It is a coin destined to add superior quality to an elite Mercury dime collection.
Close to 50 million where struck, it is known many are still with us today as there are fifty piece rolls available in uncirculated condition and countless circulated coins on the market. All of these 1944-S dimes are available in the $2 to $10 range. To realize over $200 this coin is in truly remarkable condition.
The amount of wear or preferably the lack of it, determines a large part of the value of your 1944 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 1944 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. 1944 dime value is now the price of silver.
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.
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In Depth Mercury Dime Values
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