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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 4642)

The 1940 Ten cents is part of a series of Winged liberty head (Mercury) dime coins struck from 1916-1945. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Proof (PR) strike, this coin is made of 90% silver; 10% copper from a mintage of 11,827 struck.
While 1940 proof Mercury dimes are scarce, they are not so to the same degree of rarity as the first proof issues debuting for the series in 1936. About 10,000 examples are known to survive, and most of those are in the PR64-PR67 range. Examples grading above PR67 are extremely rare, and virtually none are known with any substantive cameo frosting. Be wary of any cameo effect evident, as this is most likely doctored.
Obverse: Winged Liberty, or Mercury (the Roman god of commerce), is depicted facing left with LIBERTY spelled around the periphery. IN GOD WE TRUST appears left of the neck and the date is positioned just below the bust around 5 o'clock. The designer's initials "AW" appear to the right of the neck.
Reverse: A large torch is centered vertically adorned with an axe head and olive branches. UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN * ONE DIME * is spelled out around the periphery.

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GSID: 4642
Coin Date: 1940
Denomination: 10c / Ten cents
Designation: PR
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,827
Coinage Type: Winged liberty head (Mercury) dime
Coinage Years: 1916-1945
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Strike Type: Proof
Diameter: 17.9 mm
Fineness: 0.9
Weight: 2.5 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Obverse Lettering: LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, W, 1940
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, ONE DIME
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
PCGS #: 85075
NGC ID: 27DL
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