1931 Mercury dimes were produced in relatively low numbers across the board, yet are relatively easy to find at most coin dealers – especially pieces in the lower circulated grades. This is due to the fact that many of these coins were saved when they were originally minted, leaving a good supply for modern-day coin collectors to enjoy today.
Here’s a breakdown of the mintage figures and values for 1931 Mercury dimes:
1931, 3,150,000 minted; $4
1931-D, 1,260,000; $12
1931-S, 1,800,000; $6
*Values are for pieces in a grade of Good-4.
Mercury dime aficionados won’t have much trouble finding decent circulated pieces for their coin collections, though challenges mount when referring to uncirculated 1931 Mercury dimes. Decidedly tougher than their well-worn counterparts, uncirculated 1931 Mercury dimes present challenges for coin collectors that are similar to most of the earlier issues, in terms of scarceness and quality. Seek out well-struck specimens with good luster and color, and you’ll most certainly be happy with your purchase and could stand to enjoy a nice return on your investment if you sell your Mercury dimes.
The worsening conditions of the Great Depression as 1931 ticked forward depleted any need for dimes in 1932 and 1933. The next Mercury dimes would not be made until 1934.