The 1917 Mercury dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1917 Dime

Specifications

Type: Mercury Dime
Year: 1917
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .07234 oz.
Total Weight: 2.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.20

Mercury dimes are also known as Winged Liberty Head dimes. The US minted the 1917 dime with no mint mark and also the 1917 D dime and 1917 S dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1917 Philadelphia 55,230,000
1917 D Denver 9,402,000
1917 S San Francisco 27,330,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.20 as of December 07, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.57 per ounce.

The 1917 dime with no mint mark is worth around $3 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $6. In extremely fine condition the value is around $8. In uncirculated condition the price is around $30 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $170.

The 1917 D dime is the most rare and valuable series. This coin is worth around $4.50 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $22 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $45. In uncirculated condition the price is around $145 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $1,050.

Lastly the 1917 S dime is worth around $3 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $7 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $12. In uncirculated condition the price is around $60 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $500.

Grading System

Good- The date and the letters are clear. The bands and lines in the fasces have been completely worn away.

Very fine- Each of the diagonal bands are completely visible.

Extremely fine- There is only a small amount of wear on the diagonal bands. Liberty's braids and the hair before her ear are completely visible.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 65 gem uncirculated- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks may be present but they are barely noticeable.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1918 Dime
1916 Mercury Dime