1925 Mercury dimes were struck in roughly similar numbers to 1924 dimes, though are substantially more expensive in the upper grades than pieces in similar grades from the earlier of those two years. All told, a little less than 37 million Mercury dimes were struck in 1925, with the vast majority of these dimes were produced at the Philadelphia mint.
Here’s an at-a-glance look at the mintage figures and values for 1925 Mercury dimes:
1925, 25,610,000 minted; $4
1925-D, 5,117,000; $6
1925-S, 5,850,000; $5
*Values are for pieces in a grade of Good-4.
Mintages may deceive those who think that prices or these coins in the upper grades aren’t drastically high, given that several million pieces were made for each of the three 1925 Mercury dime issues. An MS-63 Denver issue can set collectors back a little south of $1,000, while the San Francisco issue in a similar grade costs right around $600. Even the Philadelphia issue, which saw a substantially high mintage figure that year, costs around $100 in MS-63. As is the case for any of the early Mercury dime issues, be sure to seek out the highest quality specimens you can afford, as these not only will perform better investment wise, but will also look great in your coin collection.