1944 Mercury Dime

Last updated: May, 17 2024

The 1944 Mercury dime, also known as the Winged Liberty Head dime is a 90% silver coin that was eventually replaced by the Roosevelt dime in 1946. This coin is worth on average $6.00 but in MS-66 with FB lines has sold recently for up to $45.00 at auction houses. This coin is worth at the very least $3.00 mostly due to its age and silver content. This coin is plagued with errors, continue reading to learn more about those.

1944 Mercury Dime
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  • Year: 1944
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Mercury Dime
  • Price: $3.00-$45.00+
  • Face Value: 0.10 USD
  • Produced: 231,410,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: .0723 oz.
  • Melt Value: $2.29


1944 Dime Talking Help

The Winged Liberty dime is almost always referred to as the "mercury" dime because of its resemblance to Mercury the Messenger of the gods. The wings actually represent freedom of the mind. This dime is 90% Silver. When buying or selling Mercury Dimes full bands are key.
Full Bands Guide

Full bands on the reverse of this coin is the gold standard. See image below for reference

Full Bands Mercury Dime

1944 Dime Errors

1944 Dime Errors

  • 1944 Broadstruck Dime Error (Worth $25-$600)-Generally valued at somewhere between $25-$600 depending on the condition of the coin this error is not unique to this year or coin but instead a commonly occurring error.
  • 1944 Clipped Planchet Dime Error (Worth $25-$150)-Generally valued at somewhere between $25-$150 this error comes in a few different flavors. There is curved clip, straight clipped, and clipped rim just to name a few. The image example attached shows a curved clip 1944 dime.
  • 1944 Struck Through (Worth $60-$350)-The value of the struck through also listed as struck0thru 1944 Mercury dime is mostly dictated by the severity of the object and the quality of the coin.
  • 1944 Off Center Dime Error (Worth $25-$150)-When a coin is struck off center this error occurs. The error is generally accompanied by a percentage listing how off center the coins is, usually anything from 5 percent to 90 percent.


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Hardhead40x : Is it common to have 1944 dime with die break ? Posted: January 5, 2024 10:05 am

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Hardhead40x : Question: Is it common to have 1944 dime with die break?
Answer: @Hardhead40x Its not common, but that doesnt mean they dont exist. What is common are Broadstruck, off center, curved clip, and collar errors. These last errors seem to be abundant. There are even a few double strike errors to be had. If you see marks other than this on your coin take it to a coin shop and have them take a look at it. Hope this helps, thanks so much for posting. Posted: January 5, 2024 10:05 am

Price Chart

Rates listed here refer to professionally graded and slabbed coins. If new to collecting the prices below might not make sense.

If toned these coins will be worth more. Toning ads another layer of visual appeal to most every coin.

  • Grade VF20 = $4-$6
  • Grade AU58 = $11-$18
  • Grade MS62 = $12-$20
  • Grade MS64 = $15-$25
  • Grade MS65 = $23-$38
  • Grade MS66 = $34-$56
  • Grade MS67 = $49-$81

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How much is a 1944 Mercury Dime worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $3.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $45 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 1944, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].

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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
Mercury Dime 1925 D $2.8k
Mercury Dime 1920 D $2.3k
Mercury Dime 1931 S $2.3k
Mercury Dime 1925 S $2k
Mercury Dime 1928 D $1.8k
Mercury Dime 1928 S $1.8k
Mercury Dime 1926 D $1.8k
Mercury Dime 1924 D $1k
Mercury Dime 1917 S $1k
Mercury Dime 1918 $900
Mercury Dime 1919 $800
Mercury Dime 1939 S $600
Mercury Dime 1927 $530
Mercury Dime 1925 $525
Mercury Dime 1916 S $505
Mercury Dime 1924 $400
Mercury Dime 1920 $400
Mercury Dime 1935 D $350
Mercury Dime 1931 D $350
Mercury Dime 1929 S $350
Mercury Dime 1917 $350
Mercury Dime 1935 S $325
Mercury Dime 1930 $300
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
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Are 1944 Mercury Dimes Silver?

Yes! Mercury Dime's produced in 1944 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 $0.71 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $2.29, 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 Mercury Dime is $2.29 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $31.64 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

***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.