The 1945 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 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.
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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 September 29, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $23.49 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.
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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.