The 1944 Mercury dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1944 Dime

Specifications

Type: Mercury Dime
Year: 1944
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 1944 dime with no mint mark and also the 1944 D dime and 1944 S dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1944 Philadelphia 231,410,000
1944 D Denver 62,224,000
1944 S San Francisco 49,490,000

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 09, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.57 per ounce.

The 1944 dime with no mint mark is worth around $3 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $3.25. In uncirculated condition the price is around $6 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $25.

The 1944 D dime and the 1944 S dime have similar values. In very fine condition the value is around $3 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $3.25. In uncirculated condition the price is around $7 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $30.

Grading System

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.

Conclusion

Condition can play a large role in the value of these coins. In the better condition grades these coins can sell for a premium above their silver melt value. If you have a valuable coin then we recommend placing it into a coin holder.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1945 Dime
1943 Dime
1942 Dime