Catalog Notes: Like its Philadelphia-minted counterpart, the 1942/1-D Mercury dime is a widely recognized and collected variety that has drawn attention from numismatists since its earliest days. Part of the allure behind this overdate is the fact that the 1942/1 overpunch is clearly visible to the naked eye. While not necessarily a rare coin, the 1942/1-D Mercury dime is scarce enough and enjoys a high enough demand that better-graded examples bring huge premiums.

In uncirculated grades, the 1942/1-D is a true rarity, with only a handful of survivors. However, many of those exhibit Full Bands details and are quite pleasing to the eye. As with any scarce coin, be wary of altered dates and counterfeits.
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Catalog Details

Coin Date: 1942/1-D
Denom: 10c / Dime
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: D
Mint Location: Denver
Mintage: 60,740,000
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
Catalog #: 5040