What does the W mean on a Mercury dime?

That little W, seen on the lower right side of the obverse behind Miss Liberty’s neck and between the date and the letter “Y” of “LIBERTY,” is in fact a monogram bearing the letters “A” and “W” and representing the initials of the coin’s designer, Adolph A. Weinman.

What are key dates for Mercury dimes?

Key Date Mercury Dimes: 1916-D, 1921, 1921-D

  • 1917 Mercury dime. Although a second year-of-issue, not quite a key date for the series.
  • 1916-D Mercury dime. The 1916-D Mercury dime is the key date for the entire series.
  • 1921 Mercury dime.
  • 1921-D Mercury dime.
  • 1942 (42 Over 41) Mercury dime.
  • Pile of Mercury dimes.

How much is a 1943 Mercury head dime worth?

Pricing the 1943 Mercury Dime

1943 Mercury Dime $2.25 $4.50
1943 Mercury Dime (D) $2.25 $4.50
1943 Mercury Dime (S) $2.25 $5
Source: Red Book

How much is a 1942 Mercury dime worth?

As Mercury dime aficionados will note, MS-65 specimens of the 1942/1 dime from Philadelphia are much scarcer than overdate Mercury dimes in a similar grade from Denver, with prices of around $15,000 for the former and $8,000 for the latter. Gem specimens of the regular-issue 1942 Mercury dimes are much more affordable, at about $30 each.

What is the value of a 1942 dime?

The 1942 dime that stands out in terms of value is the 1942/1 dime which contains a mint error where the “2” in 1942 is overlapping a “1”. The value of this dime ranges from $224 in good condition to $1,688 in uncirculated condition.

What is the rarest Mercury dime?

1916-D Mercury dime – The key date for the series, the 1916-D is indeed a rare coin. A mere 264,000 were minted, and without a doubt, even fewer exist today. For decades, this coin has been recognized as a popular rarity, and because it is also part of a heavily collected series of coins,…

What is the most valuable Liberty dime?

World Most Expensive Dime. On Friday, a coveted 1873-CC No Arrows Liberty Seated dime graded PCGS MS-65 sold for a record $1.84 million USD by Stack’s Bowers Galleries to anonymous bidder. Make it as the world’s most expensive dime ever sold at auction.