How much is 1942 mercury dime coin value (? price chart today)

The value of the 1942 dime is 1.69 dollars, and its value can be up to 5.11 dollars. 1942 dimes come with over-data types, where number 2 is over 1 in its date. The older silver dimes from the 1940s are in high demand and come with different values. Here we will discuss its value, features, and rare errors. Let’s get started with How Much is the 1942 Mercury Dime Coin Value? (Price Chart)

1942 Silver Dime History

Mercuray dimes are part of coins minted from 1916 to 1945. Their design is 5 ht, made after the US minted started draped bust dime production in 1796. After 25 years of Barner dimes from 1892 to 1916, the winged liberty head dimes were created. This design was made by Weinman. Collectors highly prefer the coins from 1916 to 1945. There were 315,472,329 made out of the 205,410,000 no mint mark, 22,329 1942 proof dime, 49,300,000 S mint, and 60,740,000 D mint mark. More than 200 million coins are the second-highest number of coins made in the 1942 dime series.

How much is 1942 mercury dime coin value

1942 Silver Dime Features

1942 Silver Dime Obverse

The design of this coin is such that it is also known as the Mercury dime. On the front side of this coin, there is a winged cap worn by Lady Liberty that became very famous. These coins are also known by some collectors as “Winged Liberty Head Dimes.” Weinman’s Liberty on coins faces left and comes with tight curls that emerge from a winged cap called a pileus. Cap denotes the liberty of thought. The word Liberty is on the front side of the coin, and the date is also on this side. On the coins, the initials of the designers are also mentioned. The motto trust in God is lowest part of coins.

1942 Dime Reverse

There are centrally configured faces that are bound to have strong leather straps. This bundle of sticks with a connected axe on top denoted justice and war and instruments for the Roman magistrate’s security and attendants. The olive branch wrapped in wounded spaces shows the struggle for peace. The United States of America is written over the upper rim, and the denomination is at the lower part, separated by two stars. E·PLURIBUS UNUM is also on the backside of coins that denote unity and US creation from many existing states.

Some other features of the 1942 dime are listed here.

  • Its face value is 0.10 dollars.
  • it is rund shape with 0.053 inches thickness and  0.705 inches dia.
  • It is made with 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper.
  • Its weight is 0.080 troy ounces, with 0.072 troy ounces of silver used.

1942 Silver Dime Value Chart

1942 Silver Dime Value Chart

Condition 1942 No mint mark dime 1942 D dime 1942 S dime 1942 (P) Proof Dime Value
Good $3 $3 $3
Very good $3 $3.19 $3.19
Fine 4 4 4
Very fine 4 4 4
XF $4 $4 $4 $120
AU $5 $5 $6
MS 60 $7 $7.39 $9.93 $215
MS 63 $36 $32 $36
PR 65 $209 $460
MS67 $48,500

1942 (P) Dime Value

There are 205,410,000 coins struck by P.M. in 1942, so they are in high demand today, and they can be bought at prices ranging from two to seven dollars. Based on grades, they can be sold for seven to sixty dollars.

  • MS 68 dimes= $500 to $600
  • Full bands= 13 to 60 dollars
  • MS67= 220 to 265 dollars
  • MS68= 2250 to 4000 for auction

1942 D Dime Value

There were fewer coins made at D Mint in 1942. But more than 60 million coins were still in mintage circulation. In different grades, their prices are like the P mint dimes. Their prices in different grades are in the range

  • MS67= 125 dollars
  • MS67 Fb= 275 dollars
  • MS64= 9000 dollars
  • MS68+FB= 7500 dollars

1942 Proof Silver Dime Value

22,329 proof coins were made by P.M. in 1942. Their values are in the range

  • Regularly struck silver dime= 95 to 300 dollars
  • PS68= 1050 to 1260 dollars
  • PR69= 15000 to 2200 dollars
  • PR69= 15000 to 22000 dollars
  • Cameo contrast=550 to 4400 dollars

1942 Dime Errors List

1942/1 Overdate

Overdatd error coins come with the original date re-punched with a new digit. But 1942/1 dime is called overdated, but it is not correct for this coin. In this condition, the existence of both 1 and 2 in date is due to a die error. Till the 1990s, the dies were made with two strikes of hub. The obverse dies in this condition and gets one strike through the hub with the date 1941 and another from the hub dated 1942. These coins are made from P and D mints and are preferred by collectors.

  • XF45=  $750 with D mint and $850 without mint
  • Full Band Philadelphia =$1,250
  • MS65 D =$6,900 at auction in 2002
  •  MS67 FB D= 125,000$
  • MS62+ = $6,500
  • MS63 =$15,000
  • MS66 FB = $120,000 in 2018

Re-punched Denver Mint Mark Error

Some 1942 dimes made at D. Mint come with a re-punched mint mark. On the coins, we can see the shadow of a real mint mark below the D letter. These coins in circulated condition can have high values. The grade AU55 coin was sold for $630 at an auction.

How do you know if a dime is worth money?

First of all, check the quality of the coins. See the faces and bundle of stickers with an axe on the front side. There will be three sets of horizontal bands around the stick. Check the two bands in the center. If bands are separate, having complete lines, then there are full-band coins. On the base of coins, the quality value can range from 15 dollars to many thousand dollars. So overall, the worth of the coin is based on condition, rarity, and mintmark.

What Makes a 1942 Dime Rare?

The coins with the error of being overdated with the P and D mintmarks have high value for collectors. They can have an average value of $260 to $48,000, and some coins with full bands have prices of about $2,000 to $100,000 at auctions.

Which 1942 silver dimes are of high value?

  • 1942 MS 66 Winged Liberty Head Dime (Full Bands) = $120,000 sold in January 2018
  • 1942 MS 67+ Winged Liberty Head dime (overdate 1942/1) = $90,000 January 2023
  • 1942 D MS 66+ Winged Liberty Head Dime (Full Bands) (overdate 1942/1) = $73,438 May 2019
  • 1942 MS 66 Winged Liberty Head Dime (Full Bands) (overdate 1942/1) = $57,600 January 2019
  • 1942 PR 69 Winged Liberty Head Dime = $37,600 June 2015
  • 1942 D MS 66+ Winged Liberty Head Dime (Full Bands) (overdate 1942/1) = $28,800 May 2022
  • 1942 MS 68 Winged Liberty Head Dime (Full Bands) = $15,275 May 2019
  • 1942 D MS 64 Winged Liberty Head Dime (Full Bands) =$9,488July 2003
  • 1942 MS 66 Winged Liberty Head dime (overdate 1942/1) = $16,800 August 2018
  • 1942 S MS 68 Winged Liberty Head Dime (Full Bands) = $14,750 January 2014
  • 1942 PR 67 Winged Liberty Head Dime (CAM)=  $4,888 March 2008
  • 1942 MS 68+ Winged Liberty Head Dime = $4,800 January 2019
  • 1942 D MS 65 Winged Liberty Head dime (overdate 1942/1)= $6,900 July 2002
  • 1942 D AU 58+ Winged Liberty Head dime (overdate 1942/1) = $2,174 February 2017
  • 1942 S MS 65 Winged Liberty Head Dime= $1,234 February 2023
  • 1942 S MS 64 Winged Liberty Head dime (Full Bands) = $241 January 2020
  • 1942 D MS 68 Winged Liberty Head Dime = $1,093 May 2006
  • 1942 S MS 63 Winged Liberty Head dime (inverted mint mark) = $960 July 2021

How much is a 1942 No mint mark dime worth?

  • Circulated= 2 to 7 dollars
  • Good= 7 to 60 dollars
  • Superb= 500 to 600 dollars
  • Full Band MS68= 220 to 4000 dollars

What are high-value silver dimes (1916–1945)?

  • 1938 S MS 68+ Winged Liberty Head Dime with Full Bands = $364,250 sold in 2,019
  • 1931 S MS 67+ Winged Liberty Head Dime with Full Bands = $270,250 sold in 2,019
  • 1916 D MS 67 Winged Liberty Head dime=  $207,000 sold in 2,010

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Faqs

Dime Min value MAx value
1925 D $415 $1,800
1919 D 220 1,880
1926 S 915 3,100
1921 P $1,200 $3,700
1921 D $1,670 $3,880
1942 D $2,800 $10,200
1942 P $2,700 $16,600
1916D $15,000 $30,000

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