1944 Mercury dimes, like those from earlier in the decade, are highly common. As was the case in 1943, more than 300 million Mercury dimes rolled out of the United States Mint in 1944, and the date remains exceedingly common to this day, despite mass melting of the series during spikes of the silver bullion price. Philadelphia was the most prolific producer of dimes in 1944, with Denver and San Francisco putting out smaller, but still significant, quantities of the coin that year.
Here’s a breakdown of the 1944 Mercury dime mintages and values for the three issues produced during that year:
1944, 231,410,000 minted; $4
1944-D, 62,224,000; $4
1944-S, 49,490,000; $4
*Values are for coins in a grade of Extremely Fine-40.
Any of the three 1944 Mercury dime issues can be had for under $10 each in MS-60. For less than $30, you can buy any 1944 Mercury dime grading MS-65. Though, if you’re going to spring for high-grade 1944 Mercury dimes, you may as well buy fully split band (FSB) Mercury dimes. FSB Mercury dimes exhibit crisp, complete horizontal lines in the bands surrounding the fasces on the reverse and are highly desirable among Mercury dime aficionados.