Mercury Dimes

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This is no ordinary Mercury Dime price list! Rather at Gerry Fortin Rare Coins, eye appealing coins are my focus. I am stocking mostly Gold CAC approved NGC and PCGS holdered dimes. Gold CAC stickers are nearly always found on early generation NGC Fatty holders and PCGS Rattler holders. Gold CAC Mercury dimes have very low populations and are well worth considering in terms of beauty and numismatic industry history. The initials FB = Full Bands.

There are 23 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on October 9, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Mercury  1916S 1916-S
MS66FB PCGS
3699824
Gem $1550 Superb Gem, Bold Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. A gorgeous 1916 San Francisco strike is all there and fully certified with Full Bands designation and CAC approval. From the MS66FB gradel level, the next jump to MS67FB results in a 3x price increase. This example offers bold satiny luster and a hammered strike that is so close to MS67 level for a fraction of the price. This lovely first year strike simply glows as it sits on my office desk. Surfaces are perfect from a blemish perspective with every intricate detail of the dies being transferred. A superb gem that belongs in an advanced collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and PNG reverse hologram label. An amazing offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Mercury  1919 1919
Double Die Obverse
FR02 PCGS
81692204
Choice $1495 Rare Double Die Obverse Variety, Few Known, Choice Original, CAC Approved, AuburnNY Accordian Collection . An important opportunity to acquire the earliest known double die obverse in the Mercury dime denomination. First reported in Coin World during February 2015 after being identified by Jeffrey Sam. Few examples are known with the finest being graded PCGS EF45. A check of Heritage Auction archives failed to locate a single auction listing so definitely rare. Strong doubling is seen on the tops of the letters of the motto IN GOD WE TRUST as the key die market. Even on this PCGS FR02 graded example, the doubling on GOD and TRUST is readily visible. Surfaces are no question original and so choice with nothing but honest wear. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval for validation of the strict originality. PCGS label captured the double die obverse attribution and reads, "DDO FS-101". A rare die variety offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection to consider for fans of doubled dies.
Mercury  1936 1936
Full Bands
MS67FB PCGS
18127637
Gem $385 Glowing Satiny Luster, Hammered Strike, Gem Original, Colorado Collection. Creamy satiny luster dominates the eyes when viewing this MS67 example. A perfectly original piece with faint golden brown patina seen during a 10x loupe inspection. Reverse is deeply impressed with distinct center bands. Luster takes on a cartwheel nature under a light source. Accurately graded and housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A coin for the selective collector.
Mercury  1936 1936
MS64
NGC Fatty
125537013
Gem $185 Gold CAC, Bold Luster, Faint Gray Patina, NGC Fatty Holder. Only (3) 1936 Mercury dimes have been awarded a Gold CAC sticker. All three are graded MS64 and currently in GFRC inventory. Housed in early NGC holder with embossed Numismatic Guarantee Corporation of America on the reverse. A lovely dime with bold luster and some faint gray toning.
Mercury  1937 1937
MS65
NGC Fatty
136013012
Gem $185 Gold CAC, Bold Cartwheel Luster, NGC Fatty Holder. Only (11) 1937 Mercury dimes are listed in the Gold CAC pop report; (4) are MS and (7) are MS FB. This NGC MS65 Fatty holder example has strictly original lustrous surfaces and faint gold.
Mercury  1937 1937
MS64 FB 
NGC Fatty
148734001
Gem $175 Gold CAC, Bold Cartwheel Luster, NGC Fatty Holder. Only (7) 1937 holdered examples are known with Gold CAC and Full Bands. This piece is one of three graded MS64 Full Bands in the CAC pop report.
Mercury  1937 1937
MS63 FB
PCGS Rattler
1127051
Gem $150 Gold CAC, Bold Satiny Luster, PCGS Rattler Holder. Only (7) 1937 holdered examples are known with Gold CAC and Full Bands. This piece is the only MS63 Full Bands examples approved and registered in the CAC pop report. Satiny luster is found on both obverse and reverse. Housed in PCGS rattler holder with dot matrix printed label.
Mercury  1938 1938
PR64
PCGS
24589440
Choice $255 Watery Mirrors, Light Multi Color Patina, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Watery mirrored fields are the highlight of this lovely 1938 proof Mercury dime. As is to be expected, the strike is hammered. There is faint multi color toning throughout the fields. Housed in transitional PCGS blue label holder with edge view insert. A quality selection from the Saco River Collection.
Mercury  1939 1939
MS65 
NGC Fatty
219736009
Gem $250 Gold CAC, Light Gold Patina, NGC Fatty Holder. Only (3) 1939 holdered examples are known with Gold CAC; one without and two with Full Bands. This piece is unique with Gold CAC sticker without Full Band designation....yes a population of one! Light gold patina covers satiny surfaces.
Mercury  1939D 1939-D
MS68 FB
PCGS
29213377
Gem $1500 Superb Gem, Rich Golden Rose Patina, Full Bands, Florida Collection. What an amazing Mercury dime! Out of a mintage of 24 million strikes, PCGS has graded (72) at the MS68 Full Band level with only (21) at MS69 and a PCGS guide price of $9500! GFRC images, taken in bright sunlight, accurately capture the rich golden rose toning throughout obverse and reverse. This is a perfectly original specimen as only nature could create these toning patterns. As expected for an MS68 grade, there are no blemishes whatsoever, just frosty surfaces and bold luster. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval validates the accurate grading, superior eye appeal and perfect surfaces. Please remember that this piece is assigned a MS68 grade so the CAC review would be critical for approval. For the advanced collector who wishes to own a great show and tell dime.
Mercury  1939D 1939-D
MS67 FB
NGC
3539522005
Gem $225 Gem Original, Glowing White Luster, Well Struck. A lovely Denver struck Mercury dime with white glowing cartwheel luster. Very well struck with clear separation between the reverse bands. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval.
Mercury  1940 1940
MS63
PCGS Rattler
1093321
Gem $135 Gold CAC, Gem Frosty White Surfaces, So Undergraded, Rattler Holder. A lovely 1940 Philadelphia strike that was so originally undergraded by PCGS. Surfaces are nice and frosty with lots of metal stress lines radiating to the rims. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in early PCGS rattler holder and definitely worthy of a Gold CAC bean.
Mercury  1940 1940
MS65 FB
PCGS Rattler
2080027
Gem $145 Gold CAC, Stunning Luster, PCGS Rattler Holder. There are (16) 1940 Mercury dimes with Gold CAC approval of which (11) are with Full Bands. This is a strictly original example with dark gray highlights at the rims.
Mercury  1940D 1940-D
MS65
PCGS Rattler
7247843
Gem $235 Gold CAC, Satiny Luster, PCGS Rattler Holder. This offering is unique and the only 1940-D Mercury dime with non Full Band MS65 designation and Gold CAC approval. (7) Full Band examples are noted in the CAC pop report. Housed in old PCGS Rattler holder, this example offers satiny luster.
Mercury  1940D 1940-D
MS63 FB
PCGS OGH
7370403
Gem $165 Gold CAC, Brilliant Luster, PCGS OGH Holder. There are only (7) 1940-D Full Band dimes available with Gold CAC approval. This offering is unique and the only MS63 with Full Bands designation. This Mercury dime is grossly undergraded once viewed in hand. The brilliant luster and blemish free surfaces are consistent with at least the MS65 grade level and maybe even MS66. Housed in PCGS post rattler generation Old Green Holder with dot matrix printer label. This is really a stunning Mercury dime with Full Bands.
Mercury  1942 1942
MS65
NGC Fatty
131384022
Gem $175 Gold CAC, Light Violet Patina, NGC Fatty Holder. There are only (8) 1942 Gold CAC Mercuries in the CAC pop report, of which (3) are without Full Bands. Offered here is one of the three pieces with lovely light violet toning on the obverse and faint aquamarine on the reverse. This is a gem original piece and properly recognized by CAC.
Mercury  1942D 1942-D
MS65FB NGC
1861969003
Gem $40 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Full Bands, Gansu Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert with Full Bands designation on the holder label. From the Gansu Collection, a special Chinese client and collection assembled by Gerry Fortin during the 2011-2013 timeframe.
Mercury  1943 1943
MS65FB NGC
1766370030
Gem $50 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Full Bands, Gansu Collection. Glowing frosty cartwheel luster. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert an Full Bands designation. From the Gansu Collection, a special Chinese client and collection assembled by Gerry Fortin during the 2011-2013 timeframe.
Mercury  1943 1943
MS63
PCGS Rattler
7040812
Gem $155 Gold CAC, Beautiful Gold Patina, PCGS Rattler Holder. Hard to believe that there are only (7) total 1943 dimes with Gold CAC approval. The population is evenly split with (4) being without Full Bands and (3) with. Offered here is one of the four non Full Bands in Mercury dimes in MS63. Don't let the MS63 grade sway you as the toning is pretty and the eye appeal is strong and definitely better than the assigned MS63 on holder. Housed in early PCGS rattler holder.
Mercury  1943D 1943-D
MS64 FB
PCGS Rattler
7040820
Gem $175 Gold CAC, Gem Frosty White Surfaces, Rattler Holder. This exceptional Denver struck 1943 dime offers uniform satiny white luster. Strike is well executed with distinctly defined bands. A reverse bag mark keeps this piece from MS66FB level. Housed in early PCGS rattler holder and definitely worthy of a Gold CAC bean.
Mercury  1944 1944
MS68 NGC
1830994001
Gem $295 Superb Gem, Creamy White Luster. A superb gem assigned the MS68 grade level by NGC. Bold creamy white luster dominates the eyes and is so pleasing. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert.
Mercury  1944 1944
MS67 NGC Fatty
313605014
Gem $100 Amazing Gem, Light Toning, NGC Fatty Holder. There is no Gold CAC sticker on this 1944 MS67 piece. Just a superb gem with gray patina and included in the (11) piece Gold CAC lot.
Mercury  1944D 1944-D
MS65 FB
NGC Fatty
137680014
Gem $145 Gold CAC, Booming Luster and Original Toning, NGC Fatty Holder. There are (26) 1944-D Full Band Gold CAC approved dimes in MS64 and MS65 grades with none in MS66. This piece offers substantial mint bloom and booming luster due to being struck by eroded dies. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with embossed NGC trademark on the reverse.