There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
4195

1916-D 10C MS62 Full Bands PCGS....

2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1184

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Apr 25, 2013
Item Activity: 9 Internet/mail/phone bidders
507 page views
Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Description:
1916-D Full Bands Dime, MS62
Famous Key to the Mercury Dime Series
1916-D 10C MS62 Full Bands PCGS. The 1916-D is the key date to the Mercury dime series. In contrast to the large number of ten cent pieces made at the Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints in 1916 (22.1 million and 10.4 million pieces respectively), only 264,000 coins were issued by the Denver Mint, the lowest in the series.

Numismatist Dick Wagner discusses the 1916-D dime in his article "Delay Despoils Denver Dime Debut," published in the September 1973 issue of the Numismatic Scrapbook:

"The critically acclaimed 1916-D dime, the scarcest regular issue dime of this century, was a victim of the war-time economic boom which created a shortage of small coins. Production delays and a decision from Washington conspired to make the 1916-D ... a coin [that] collectors speak about with reverence."



The entire 1916-D dime issue, according to David Lange (2005) was released in November 1916. He writes that the coinage of dimes was then halted at Denver so that the presses could be redirected to meet a sudden and urgent demand for quarters. The decision to halt dime coinage at the Denver Mint was made at a meeting called by Mint Director F.J.H. von Engelken on November 24, 1916. Lange indicates that it was revealed at this meeting that the Treasury Department had placed orders with the Mint for four million quarter dollars. Denver Mint Superintendent Thomas Annear was therefore directed to suspend the coinage of all denominations save the quarter dollar.

This is a well-preserved example of this low-mintage issue. The surfaces display smooth, satiny mint luster and are covered with light, even golden-brown toning. The central bands are fully brought up as well as the diagonal bands, and there are no mentionable abrasions on either side.
Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4-5/2008), lot 2064.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 23GY, PCGS# 4907)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image




FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
910,951
bidder-members
$970,075,485
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Consign to the 2015 April 8 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago.
Learn About Consigning With Us
If/when you are considering selling your treasured collection, it would be in your best interest to consider Heritage.
The White Rose Collection
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
Take our 2014 Coin
and Currency Survey
Grand prize:
A Certified Uncirculated
1907 High Relief $20!*
Take the Survey
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 December 4 - 7 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston
2014 December 4 - 7 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston
REALIZED $9,614,728
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $9,041,265
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $1,817,724