1941 Liberty Dime

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  • The Winged Liberty Head dime – popularly though erroneously known as the 'Mercury dime' – is considered by many the most attractive U.S. 1941 10C MS66 Full Bands NGC.
  • Indian Head penny (Lady Liberty in Native American headwear 1859-1909) $1.50+ Liberty Head nickel (1883-1912) $2+ Liberty Seated dime (1837-1891) $15+ Barber dime (1892-1916) $3+ Winged Liberty “Mercury” dime (1916-1945) $3+ Mercury Dime centennial gold coin (2016) $280+ Seated Liberty quarter (1838-1891) $20+ Barber quarter (1892-1916) $8+.

Coin Values Moving with Precious Metals: Up-Dated 2/8/2021: Gold $1813 Silver $26.90

The 1941 Mercury Dime had a mintage of 175,090,000 coins. These Liberty Head Dimes contain.0723 ounces of silver. We use strict Photograde standards when grading all of our coins. You can view the 'general guidelines' as to what condition you can expect for each grade on the main page for these Mercury Dimes. 1931-D Mercury dime – A tough date for many collectors of rare Mercury dimes, 1.8 million 1931-D dimes were minted. At $10 for a Good-4 example, the album slot for a 1931-D Mercury dime is certainly more affordable to fill than the other dates in this list. The price of this Mercury dime easily tops $100 for an uncirculated example.


The price of silver determines 1941 half dollar value, currently all old silver half dollars are worth a minimum of $9.71 each.

Your coin is part of the Walking liberty half dollar series. In the 1940's the US began to produce large numbers of these coins and many survive today. It is however a very popular coin series and in demand by collectors. What raises the value on any of these old half dollars is its condition.

Value of a 1941 half dollar in 'brand new' condition, what dealers and collectors refer to as 'uncirculated' can easily reach $30 and higher. The image is an exceptionally nice coin in gem uncirculated condition, very rare, and worth over $100.

Also potentially raising the value of your old half dollar is the mint that struck the coin. San Francisco halves minted in 1941 are found less often and do have a small price premium. Here condition is important as some with just slight wear are worth more than minimum silver value. The two other mints Philadelphia and Denver are comparable in value.

Both mintmarks and evaluating you coin's condition are covered in detail below, allowing you to separate the common from rare silver coins.

Listings on the chart separate the value of your old half dollar by the different mints that struck coins.

For example 1941-D is a coin minted in Denver, 'S' indicates one minted at the San Francisco mint. Mintmarks placed on the coins were used to identify each mint and are either a small 'D' or 'S.' The Philadelphia mint did not use a mintmark on Walking Liberty half dollars. Examine the reverse along the rim just under the eagle.

1941 Liberty Dime Mint Mark Location

1941 Half Dollar Value
Condition of Coin
DateGoodFineExtremely
Fine
Uncirculated
1941 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Value Updated 2/8/2021
1941 $9.71 $12.02 $14.57 $28
1941 D $9.71 $12.02 $14.57 $33
1941 S $9.71 $12.02 $14.57 $59

Above Average 1941 Half Dollar Value

Pictured is an example of a coin because of exceptional condition its value is far above most 1941 half dollars. There are available to collectors many 'uncirculated' halves from this era, but those in ultra nice condition are rare and highly sought.

When presented at a David Lawrence rare coin auction this outstanding coin was desired by many. The resulting final bid $241 shows the strength of the Walking Liberty series. The high value of this coin also indicates how few of the uncirculated halves are in gem condition. Auction results of ever higher value have been recorded.

Your old silver half dollars are all worth a great deal because of the underlining silver value. The ones in better condition that have nice eye appeal and abundant detail need close examination. The potential as a collectible and higher value is worth a second look at your old coins.

1941 Half Dollar Value is Conditional

Condition has a large impact on silver coin values, it is not always the date or mintmark that is rare. Collectors and dealers are striving to find the best for their collections or inventories. Wheat penny value chart. Each old coin is examined and a 'grade' of its condition is determined. Grade your Walking Liberty half dollar against the images finding the closet grade match, giving you an accurate 1941 half dollar value.

Uncirculated: A coin without wear is considered as 'uncirculated' condition. Viewing you coin under a light, slowly rotate it, the shine and luster is continuous from edge to edge. Circulation renders the tops of the designs dull by removing the delicate luster. Look for this running down the center of Liberty. If you can confirm your 1941 half dollar is uncirculated it is at the high end of value.

Extremely Fine: An old Walking Liberty half dollar in 'extremely fine' condition has lost only a small amount of design detail due to wear. The luster of a new coin is gone but the overall look is still well defined and pleasing. Light flattening is visible on Liberty's head, the uppermost folds of her gown and just above the date. Separation of the branches she holds is still complete.

Fine: Wear has taken its toll and merged parts of the smaller design elements of a coin in 'fine' condition. In the center where Liberty's left arm is holding the branches, the majority of the separation has disappeared, leaving an indistinct flattened area.

Good: Heavy wear and overall flatness to the coin define the 'good' condition. Rims have begun to connect to the tops of the lettering and starting to obscure the date. Liberty is just an outline. In this condition the typical 1941 half dollar value is based on silver content.

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In Depth Walking Liberty Half Dollar Value
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No surprise here, the large size and stately design insures Walking Liberty half dollars are one of the favorites with collectors. Value chart listing all dates and mintmarks, including more on 1941 half dollar value. Compare your coins to images in the section 'how to grade Walking Liberty Halves' and accurately discover how much your old half dollars are worth. Becoming scarce, the early date Walking Liberty half dollars are beginning to break away from today's minimum silver coin value.

1941 liberty dime worth

Many rare and valuable coins are found throughout the entire history of silver half dollars. Spanning 1794 through the 1960's discover how much these rare silver coins are worth. The Franklin series of half dollars, Barber, Seated Liberty and the early Bust half dollars are listed by date with values.

Return to Coin Values Discovery.. find 1941 half dollar value and.. a complete index of image and text links to all US Coin series, from Cents to Gold. Old coins retain a strong collector following. Walking Liberty halves are an example highlighing the value of silver in old coins. Additiionally, within each series are rare date and mintmark combinations with even greater demand. Revisit your box of old coins, today's value charts show a steady increase.

Preparing to Sell Silver Coins

Silver Walking Liberty half dollars are in demand by dealers. These old coins are very liquid in the coin collecting market. There are always buyers interested in purchasing your coins. Receive the highest price by separating the collectable from the bullion priced pieces. For more info see the Sell Silver Coins article.

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What to Look for In a1941 Nickel

The 1941 nickel is the last pre-war nickel produced that had the 25% nickel, 75% copper composition.

Starting in 1942, the United States Mint started striking five-cent coins of different composition: a combination of copper, silver and manganese. The reason for the change in the five cent’s composition was to allocate the nickel used in the coins to artillery production during World War II.

Nickels produced in 1941 were minted in San Francisco, Denver and Philadelphia so you will see an S or D mark on the reverse side of the coin.

But there are also a number of these coins with no mint mark. Those with no mint marks mean that they were minted in Philadelphia, United States’ primary mint. The P mint mark was not added to nickels and other coins until the 1970s, except for nickels made from 1942-1945, or the wartime nickels.

How Much Is A 1941-S Nickel Worth?

If you ever come across a 1941 nickel in your purse or anywhere in your house, it may most likely be worth more than its face value, which is five cents.

If you take your rare find at an auction, it may fetch somewhere between 55 cents – those that are in average condition as the rest of the coins in circulation since 1941 – and $150 in mint state condition, meaning it is not as worn out as the others and is in better condition than the rest. Nickels that are in mint state condition are those that have not been in circulation for a good number of years, thus preserving their mint state.

What Should You Look For In A 1941-S Nickel?

It may be a little eye-straining to look at a 1941 nickel and its features to determine if it is indeed a rare find. When it comes to being a collectible coin, it must have certain features and elements that are otherwise not present in the others in the same batch or mint date:

  • The coin should have a mint mark of S or D, or no mint mark at all. No mint mark indicates that it was minted in Philadelphia. If you see a 1941 nickel that has a P mint mark on top of the Monticello Dome, it is highly likely to be fake, as nickels struck in Philadelphia prior to the ‘70s do not have the P mint mark.
  • The coin should be in excellent, or at least good, condition to be considered of high value. Since it has been in circulation since 1941, you can expect to see some wear, but not too much or it would lose its value by a huge margin.

Determining A Coin’s Value.

When it comes to collecting rare and collectible coins, their value are determined by grades. Not all old coins are worth more than their face value. There are grading criteria for coins to be considered rare, collectible and have values higher than what they are originally worth.

1. The first criteria is its being uncirculated. This element is what numismatists run after. If a coin is uncirculated, you are most likely to land one that is in its almost perfect condition as it was when it was minted. Uncirculated coins fetch the highest values because of their mint condition.
2. A grade of extremely fine indicates that a coin is in mint condition, appearing almost like an uncirculated coin. But on closer inspection, you will see some minor flaws that have accumulated for years of being in circulation. Extremely fine nickels may be in circulation for a few years then kept in storage for a long time before being released into circulation.
3. Fine coins are those that have been in circulation for many years, and may exhibit visible scratches and other flaws, but generally the features are still clear and recognizable.
4. Good nickels are what majority of the nickels are graded today. These are the ones that have been in circulation the longest, and on their surfaces are scratches, dents and other flaws that may diminish their value compared to other nickels in better grades.

These are just some of the things that you need to know about 1941 Jefferson nickels and coins in general. When looking for a rare nickel, remember the things mentioned above, and be always on the lookout for opportunities to find rare nickels and coins.

SaleBestseller No. 1 1941 S Jefferson Nickel 5C About Uncirculated
  • 1941-S Jefferson Nickel About Uncirculated
  • Product images are of the exact collectible coin(s) sold and shipped.
SaleBestseller No. 2 1941 S Jefferson Nickel 5C Very Fine
  • 1941-S Jefferson Nickel Very Fine
  • Product images are of the exact collectible coin(s) sold and shipped.
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1941 Liberty Dime Worth

Bestseller No. 3 1941 Jefferson Nickel 5C Very Fine
  • 1941 No Mint Mark Jefferson Nickel Very Fine
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