1941 Mercury Dime

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I sent off a 1941-S Mercury dime to ANACS because I was just sure that I had the large 's' (rare variety) mint mark. Alas, ANACS said it was the common small 's'. (Which makes the AU-53 dime worth about $5). This page is dedicated exclusively to the 1941 Mercury Dime. You will find a lot of information below such as mintages, specifications, and images. Be sure to visit our Mercury Dime Forum if you need help. We also have a Mercury Dime Grading Forum to help you establish a grade for your Mercury Dime. All forums are completely free to register.

The 1941 Mercury dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

Specifications

Type: Mercury Dime
Year: 1941
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .07234 oz.
Total Weight: 2.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.97

Mercury dimes are also known as Winged Liberty Head dimes. The US minted the 1941 dime with no mint mark and also the 1941 D dime and 1941 S dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

SeriesLocationQuantity Minted
1941Philadelphia175,090,000
1941 DDenver45,634,000
1941 SSan Francisco43,090,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.97 as of February 09, 2021. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $27.26 per ounce.

The 1941 dime with no mint mark is worth around $3 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $3.25. In uncirculated condition the price is around $7 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $30.

The 1941 D dime is worth around $3 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $3.25. In uncirculated condition the price is around $8 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $25.

Mercury

The 1941 S dime is worth around $3 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $3.25. In uncirculated condition the price is around $7 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $30.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are each valued at around $175 in PR 65 condition. There were only 16,557 proof coins minted.

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Grading System

Very fine- Each of the diagonal bands are completely visible.

1941 Mercury Dime Small S

Extremely fine- There is only a small amount of wear on the diagonal bands. Liberty's braids and the hair before her ear are completely visible.

1941 Mercury Dime W

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 65 gem uncirculated- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks may be present but they are barely noticeable.

PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.

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See also:

1941 Mercury Dime Value

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1941 Mercury Dime Value Chart

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