How much are my U.S. 1921-D dime worth?

About 1921-D Mercury Dimes Full Bands

The 1921-D dime is the second-lowest mintage regular-issue Mercury dime behind the holy grail of Mercury dimes, the coveted 1916-D. With a mintage of just over 1 million, the 1921-D might be a categorical semi-key date in terms of numismatic nomenclature, but in reality it?s a true conditional rarity from the standpoint of Full Bands specimens.

There are only a few hundred specimens across all Mint State grades and fewer than 100 in MS65FB or better. An MS66+FB graded by PCGS and stickered by CAC realized a respectable $50,400 in a 2019 Heritage Auctions sale. Other strong premiums are realistic for similar examples of the 1921-D with Full Bands details.

Unfortunately, one must be extra cautious when buying any rare FB Mercury dimes, including the 1921-D. Some raw examples are altered dates or all-out counterfeits, while others are legitimate 1921-D Mercury dimes that have had the horizontal cross bands on the fasces sculpted by the use of a pen knife or other sharp implement. Buy third-party specimens whenever possible.



Coin Date: 1921-D
Denom: 10c / Dime
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: D
Mint Location: Denver
Mintage: 1,080,000
Coinage Type: Winged liberty head (Mercury)
Coinage Years: 1916-1945
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 17.9 mm
Weight: 2.5 gr
Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Edge: Reeded
PCGS #: 4937
NGC ID: 23HF
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