The 1921 Mercury dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.
Type: Mercury Dime
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .07234 oz.
Total Weight: 2.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.70
Mercury dimes are also known as Winged Liberty Head dimes. The US minted the 1921 dime with no mint mark and also the 1921 D dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.
This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.70 as of February 01, 2023. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $23.48 per ounce.
The 1921 dime with no mint mark is worth around $50 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $275. In extremely fine condition the value is around $550. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,300 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $3,250.
The 1921 D dime is a key date and it's quite valuable. This coin is worth around $65 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $350 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $675. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,450 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $3,500.
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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.