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Obverse of 1938 Mercury Head Dime     Reverse of 1938 Mercury Head Dime


1938 MERCURY HEAD DIME

PCGS Nos: 5010, 5011, 5073

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 22,190,000
Proofs: 8,728

Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 2.50 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) just to the right of the E of ONE on the reverse

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Notes:
The finest Uncirculated non-Full Bands examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-68's.

The finest Uncirculated Full Bands examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-68's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-68's.

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