1943 Liberty Dime

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


A 1943 Dime is a ten cent Mercury coin from the year 1943. It is considered highly collectible if it does not show any wear and still appears lustrous. Collectors prefer collecting dimes from this year that are in mint condition or are “uncirculated.” Uncirculated 1943 dimes are also valued depending on what mint site manufactured them.

  1. LCR Coin is offering this 1943-D 10C Mercury Dime Certified by PCGS as MS68.PCGS encapsulation guarantees the coins MS68 Condition. You may verify the coins certification, population, mintmark and other important details by clicking the View PCGS Certificate button above.
  2. The Mercury dime served to symbolize more than freedom of thought: it also was a symbol of America's new spirit. But few would quibble with the designs of the new silver coins - the Mercury dime, and the Walking Liberty half Dollar. They have to be on everyone's short lists of the finest U.S. Coins ever made.

Minimum 1943 dime value is $1.97 for a coin in 'good' condition through 'extremely fine' condition.

Most of these silver dimes, if they show worn surfaces, are priced at the value of their silver content.

Mercury dimes from 1943 begin to have collector value when they are 'uncirculated,' a coin with no wear and still lustrous. Collectors today generally collect dimes from this era in 'brand new' condition.

The value of the 1943 dime pictured is $10 to $20, the bright luster of the coin and the fact it never circulated is the appeal to collectors.

If your old dime is uncirculated, separate values are placed on 1943 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.

You can judge the condition of your coins by comparing them to the images representing different stages of wear. Discover how much your 1943 dime is worth.

The value chart shows, depending on condition, a mint marked 1943 dime is worth more than the Philadelphia coin.

The San Francisco mint used an 'S' mark and Denver a 'D' to distinguish dimes struck at their facilities. Both mintmarks are found on the reverse along the rim. Dimes without a mark were struck in Philadelphia.

1943 Dime Value
Condition of Coin
1943 Dime Value Updated 2/8/2021
1943 $1.97 $2.11 $2.37 $5.58
1943 D $1.97 $2.11 $2.37 $6.54
1943 S $1.97 $2.11 $2.37 $7.06

Subtle Toning and 1943 Dime Value

A positive reaction to the pleasing light pastel reds and blue toning was in the final price of this rare 1943 Mercury dime. Bidding at a David Lawrence Rare Coin Auction ended at $297.85 a very strong price.

Looking below the toning to the surface of the coin it is free of any blemishes, nicks or bruises. Also, the mint did an excellent job imparting a bold, well defined strike. And finally the excellent handling and care this coin has received throughout the years.

Well preserved and displaying rare characteristics most coins lack, serious collectors routinely pay above average for these gems. These subtle points, attractiveness of toning, quality of the original minting, lack of abrasions and wear are involved in your 1943 dime value.

1943 Dime Value is Conditional

In their search for the right Mercury head dime to add to their collection, collectors judge the condition of each coin, know in the hobby as 'grading.' Different stages and amounts of wear are separated and given a grade. Judge the quality of your coins, comparing them to the images and descriptions, giving an accurate value of your 1943 dime according to its condition.

Uncirculated: A very sought after dime and at the high end of the 1943 dime value, noted for never circulating and not receiving any wear, the coin has remained in brand new condition as the day it left the mint. Both beginning and selective collectors strive to advance their collections into coins of this grade. Inspect the high points of the design to confirm no wear has occurred. If the coin has circulated, wear starts to appear as a dulling of the luster on Liberty's cheek, curls of hair near the ear and the center portion of the wing.

Extremely Fine: Serving for just a short time in commerce a Mercury dime in extremely fine condition is worn but only slightly. All of the major and most of the finer details are visible. Liberty's hair close to her eye, once bold and raised is now slightly flattened and in areas smooth. Feather details also flattened are loosing some definition. Your 1943 dime must portray a clear and fresh appearance.

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: The condition of this coin is best described as heavily worn. The date and mintmark are readable, however the majority of the design elements are worn smooth. The easiest area to judge is the rim, if it has worn into the lettering your coin is graded no higher than 'good' condition. The value of this dime is mostly in its silver content.

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Type: United States 'Mercury Dime' Silver 10 Cents
Years: 1916 - 1945 Cat. Num.: KM# 140
Country: United States Period: Republic
Currency: United States Dollar Face value: 10 Cents
System: Decimal 3 Cents = Trime
5 Cents = Nickel
10 Cents = Dime
25 Cents = Quarter
50 Cents = Half Dollar
100 Cents = 1 Dollar
2.50 Dollars = Quarter Eagle
4 Dollars = Stella
5 Dollars = Half Eagle
10 Dollars = Eagle
20 Dollars = Double Eagle
Desgr/Engr: Adolph A. Weinman
Obverse: Winged-capped Liberty
Reverse: Fasces
Edge: Reeded
Purpose: Circulation
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 191,710,000
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1943 Liberty Dimes Value


1943 Liberty Dime Worth

Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight (g): 2.5000g
Weight (Oz): 0.08 Oz
Net Content: 0.07 Oz (2.25g)
Bullion Value: $1.98
Diameter: 17.90mm

Although most commonly referred to as the 'Mercury' dime, the coin does not depict the Roman messenger god. The obverse figure is a depiction of the mythological goddess Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap, a classic symbol of liberty and freedom, with its wings intended to symbolize freedom of thought. Designed by noted sculptor Adolph A. Weinman, the Winged Liberty Head dime is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful U.S. coin designs ever produced. The composition (90 percent silver, 10 percent copper) and diameter (17.9 millimeters) of the 'Mercury' dime was unchanged from the Barber dime.

Weinman (who had studied under Augustus Saint-Gaudens) won a 1915 competition against two other artists for the design job, and is thought to have modeled his version of Liberty on Elsie Kachel Stevens, wife of noted poet Wallace Stevens. The reverse design, a fasces juxtaposed with an olive branch, was intended to symbolize America's readiness for war, combined with its desire for peace. The fasces symbol was later officially adopted by Benito Mussolini and his National Fascist Party, though this was the fourth party with a name invoking the fasces (in Italian: fascio) to which Mussolini had belonged. The symbol was also common in American iconography and has generally avoided any stigma associated with its usage in wartime Italy.

The 1916-D issue of only 264,000 coins is highly sought after, due largely to the fact that the overwhelming majority of the dimes struck at the Denver Mint in 1916 carried the pre-existing Barber design. Thus, the 1916-D is worth up to thousands of dollars if it is in relatively fine condition. A considerable number of common 1916 Philadelphia mint dimes have been altered with a 'D' added, so buyers should be careful to purchase only from reputable dealers or to accept only sealed and graded coins.

Many coins in the 'Mercury' series exhibit striking defects, most notably the fact that the line separating the two horizontal bands in the center of the fasces is often missing, in whole or in part; the 1945 issue of the Philadelphia Mint hardly ever appears with this line complete from left to right, and as a result, such coins are worth more than usual for uncirculated specimens. A valuable variety is an overdate, where 1942 was stamped over a 1941 die at the Philadelphia mint. A less obvious example from the same year is from the Denver mint.

Of particular interest to numismatics is the condition of the horizontal bands tying together the bundle on the fasces, on the coin's reverse. On well-struck examples, separation exists within the two sets of bands (known as Full Split Bands). Coins exhibiting this feature are typically valued higher than those without it.

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