The 1945 Mercury dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1945 Dime

Specifications

Type: Mercury Dime
Year: 1945
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 1945 dime with no mint mark and also the 1945 D dime and 1945 S dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1945 Philadelphia 159,130,000
1945 D Denver 40,245,000
1945 S San Francisco 41,290,000

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.

Each series has similar values. In very fine condition the value is around $3. 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 $26-30.

In addition, there is an error variety of the 1945 S dime called the '1945 Micro S'. The "S" mint mark is visibly smaller for this error variety. The 1945 micro S dime is worth around $3.50 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $6. 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 $100.

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.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1946 Dime
1944 Dime
1943 Dime