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1916-D MERCURY HEAD DIME

PCGS Nos: 4906, 4907

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 264,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 2.50 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "D" (for Denver) just to the right of the E of ONE on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

The coin illustrated above was from the Dan Miller collection of Mercury Head Dimes and was graded MS-66 Full Bands by PCGS

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated non-Full Bands 1916-D Mercury Head Dime graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Uncirculated Full Bands 1916-D Mercury Head Dime graded by PCGS are 5 MS-67's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66 Full Bands.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1560,  unsold

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2394, sold for $32,775.00

PCGS MS-65 Full Bands.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7298, illustrated, sold for $28,750.00  From the Joshua Collection

PCGS MS-65 Full Bands.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6979, illustrated, sold for $28,750.00 From the Louis Bassano Collection

PCGS MS-64 Full Bands.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 157, illustrated, sold for $14,950.00

PCGS MS-64 Full Bands.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7377, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00

PCGS MS-64 Full Bands.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 219, sold for $12,650.00

PCGS MS-64 Full Bands.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 526, illustrated, sold for $14,950.00

"Brilliant Uncirculated".  Ex - Stack's 12/2003:252, sold for $6,037.50

PCGS MS-62 Full Bands.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8051, illustrated, sold for $5,635.00

AU-58 Full Bands.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 527, illustrated, sold for $3,795.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 152, illustrated, not sold

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 153, illustrated, sold for $3,335.00

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 154, illustrated, not sold

AU-50, Cleaned.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1596, illustrated, sold for $3,116.00

AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "2000 Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5246, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00  From the Alfred S. Lippman Collection

Sharpness of Very Fine or better.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 629, not plated, sold for $1,095.50

Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 317, not plated, sold for $1,063.75

ANACS Fine-12.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8050, not illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

PCGS VG-10.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 294, not illustrated, sold for $747.50

Good.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 630, not plated, sold for $575.00

ANACS Good-6.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8049, not illustrated, sold for $494.50

AG-3.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5548, not illustrated, sold for $299.00 

NGC AG-3.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 528, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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