Notes: The United States Mercury dime was actually named the Winged Liberty dime. These are 90% silver. The (p) Philadelphia represents 77% of the silver dimes produced in 1927. When buying or selling Mercury Dimes full bands are key. (look at image below).
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This section is more for experienced collectors only, and rates refer only to professionally graded and slabbed coins. If you are new to collecting the prices below may not make much sense.
Breakdown of pricing per condition for 1927 Dime as follows.
- Pricing below is for Full Bands (FB) whenever possible as that is the gold standard for mint state 1927 mercury dimes.
- Grade VG8 = $6-$10
- Grade VF20 = $23-$38
- Grade EF40 = $30-$50
- Grade AU50 = $38-$63
- Grade AU53 = $45-$75
- Grade AU55 = $53-$88
- Grade AU58 = $56-$94
- Grade MS60 = $68-$100
- Grade MS61 = $68-$113
- Grade MS62 = $79-$131
- Grade MS63 = $131-$219
- Grade MS64 = $244-$406
- Grade MS65 = $375-$625
- Grade MS66 = $638-$1,063
- Grade MS67 = $2,625-$4,375
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It's also important to note...Prices are subject to the same supply and demand laws as everything else. Coins sold at the same auction house 10x, would fetch drastically different bids each session. To raise your chances of receiving top dollar read How to Get the Most for your Coins.
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How much is a 1927 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 $95 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 1927, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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Are 1927 Dimes Silver?
Yes! Mercury Dime's produced in 1927 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 $1.34 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $1.66, 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.
Current silver melt value* for a 1930 S Mercury Dime is $1.66 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $22.90 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.
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