1945 S Mercury Dime




CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1945 S Mercury Dime in average condition to be worth $3.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $80.00. - Last updated: August, 22 2022


1945 S Mercury Dime
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  • Year: 1945
  • Mint Mark: S
  • Type: Mercury Dime
  • Price: $3.00-$80.00+
  • Face Value: 0.10 USD
  • Produced: 41,920,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: .0723 oz.
  • Melt Value: $1.67





Notes: The (s) 1945 90% Silver Mercury Dime was minted in San Francisco. There is also a micro s mint mark version of this coin thats worth substantially more as its rare. Mint marks are found on back side of the coin next to the word one. When buying or selling Mercury Dimes full bands are key.



How much is a 1945 S Mercury Dime worth?

This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $3.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $80 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1945, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].


If you are a fan of coin roll hunting or just want to learn more about mercury dimes then search or scroll below to find the most valuable and rarest in this series.




Most Valuable

The most valuable Mercury Dime's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Mercury Dime 1916 D $41k
Mercury Dime 1919 D $25k
Mercury Dime 1918 D $22k
Mercury Dime 1919 S $15k
Mercury Dime 1924 S $12k
Mercury Dime 1923 S $8k
Mercury Dime 1926 S $6k
Mercury Dime 1918 S $6k
Mercury Dime 1920 S $4k
Mercury Dime 1921 D $3.9k
Mercury Dime 1917 D $3.5k
Mercury Dime 1921 $3k
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
Image Name Mint Worth

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Hardest to Find

The rarest and hardest to find Mercury Dime's Check out each link to learn more about each coin.

What is the rarest Mercury Dime?

Name Produced
1916 D 264,000
1921 D 1,080,000
1921 1,230,000
1931 D 1,260,000
1926 S 1,520,000
1931 S 1,800,000
1930 1,843,000
1931 3,150,000
1928 D 4,161,000
1929 S 4,730,000
1927 S 4,730,000
1927 D 4,912,000
1929 D 5,034,000
1925 D 5,117,000
1938 D 5,537,000
1937 5,686,000
1925 S 5,850,000
1924 5,850,000
1923 S 6,440,000
1930 S 6,770,000
Name Produced

Are 1945 S Mercury Dimes Silver?

Yes! Mercury Dime's produced in 1945 are 90% silver to be precise, and contain .0723 troy oz or 2.248 grams in total of .999 pure silver. Silver weight is measured in troy ounces. Troy ounces weigh about 2 grams more than the standard ounce. CoinTrackers has built a tool that will let you know if your coin is silver or not. The tool is called Is My Coin Silver?.

Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:

This coin in poor condition is still worth $1.33 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $1.67, this coin is thus more valuable to a collector than to a silver bug. Coins worth more to a collectors may be a better long term investment. If the metal prices drop you will still have a coin that a numismatic would want to buy.

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Current silver melt value* for a 1930 S Mercury Dime is $1.67 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $23.15 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

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***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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