How much are my U.S. 1945 dime worth?

About 1945 Mercury Dimes Full Bands

The 1945 Mercury dime isn?t necessarily a coin most hobbyists and even many dealers might expect to be rare with Full Bands details, yet numismatics has a way of throwing curveballs. This is the case with the Philadelphia 1945 Mercury dime, which is categorically a common coin in virtually all non-FB grades. Yet, very few were struck or saved with the crossbands fully split on the fasces, and this lends to one very rare Mercury dime, at least from the conditional standpoint.

A few hundred examples may exist with the Full Bands details, and only a few grade higher than MS66, putting this coin in a very tight situation with the huge number of registry set collectors building high-end Mercury dime sets. One MS67+FB example sold for $96,000 in a 2018 Heritage Auctions sale.

Coin Date: 1945
Denom: 10c / Dime
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 159,130,000
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 #: 5057

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