- United States Coins
- Mercury Dimes
Mercury dime coin values are all over the map, with prices for lower-end common-dates tied to their intrinsic silver bullion value. Meanwhile rare Mercury dimes, such as the 1916-D, are highly valuable in virtually any grade. Determining the values of your Mercury dimes is largely a matter of figuring out whether your pieces are considerably common or scarce, and also factoring in the grades of your coins. Lower-grade Mercury dimes are worth less than better-preserved specimens.
Mercury dimes, which were designed by Adolph A. Weinman and struck from 1916 through 1945, are widely collected by date and mintmark; that’s one reason every issue in the series has strong demand. Another factor that helps maintain the popularity of these coins into the 21st century is that they are easily accessible to coin collectors and bullion investors on virtually any budget. With many coin values in the Mercury dime series tied to bullion prices, one can buy decent-looking, common-date specimens for less than $5 each. Yet, the more expensive key-date and high-grade specimens also present a challenge more seasoned and financially well-heeled collectors, stimulating strong interest across the board.
The Mercury dime prices listed here at Coin Values largely reflect the coin collector market, but we also have a free silver price calculator that will tell you the bullion value of your silver dimes. Remember, the coin values listed here are rough estimates; the surface quality and eye appeal of your coins as well as other factors will help determine the price you can expect to get if you decide to sell your Mercury dimes.