1916 D Mercury Dime

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1916 D Mercury Dime in average condition to be worth $949.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $41,000.00. - Last updated: June, 16 2023

1916 D Mercury Dime
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  • Year: 1916
  • Mint Mark: D
  • Type: Mercury Dime
  • Price: $949.00-$41000.00+
  • Face Value: 0.10 USD
  • Produced: 264,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: .0723 oz.
  • Melt Value: $1.66

Notes: These are the MOST VALUABLE mercury dimes ever minted! Some have been sold for 43,000 dollars. The 1916 (d) Denver Mercury dime was minted in seriously limited conditions! Just 264 thousand. If you happen to find one in a drawer or garage sale, grab that coin and head for the hills, you have just hit the jack pot. :) In addition you could always be generous and contact us, we would be more than happy to buy it for the silver spot, or face value :) This coin with Full Bands is worth even more.

How much is a 1916 D Mercury Dime worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $949.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $195 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 1916, 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
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
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Are 1916 D Mercury Dimes Silver?

Yes! Mercury Dime's produced in 1916 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 $947.34 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.

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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.

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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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