Mercury Dime Minages


Mercury Dime mintageMercury Dimes experienced a wide range of mintages during the more than four decade run. This ranged from the scarce 1916-D Mercury Dime at only 264,000 pieces to the incredibly common 1944 issue, which had more than 20 million pieces struck.

Many collections have been assembled for this series that lack just the 1916-D and perhaps a few semi-key dates. Obtaining these few remaining coins can be a challenge to some collector budgets.

Certified coin collectors may have a different set of coins missing, depending on the focus of the collection and the desired grade. There are a few issues, which are particularly scarce with full bands on the reverse.

The table below lists the quantities minted for the Mercury Dime series by date and mint mark. This includes circulation strikes only, and does not include proof strikes.


1916 22,180,080

1916-D 264,000

1916-S 10,450,000

1917 55,230,000

1917-D 9,402,000

1917-S 27,330,000

1918 26,680,000

1918-D 22,674,800

1918-S 19,300,000

1919 35,740,000

1919-D 9,939,000

1919-S 8,850,000

1920 59,030,000

1920-D 19,171,000

1920-S 13,820,000

1921 1,230,000

1921-D 1,080,000

1923 50,130,000

1923-S 6,440,000

1924 24,010,000

1924-D 6,810,000

1924-S 7,120,000

1925 25,610,000

1925-D 5,117,000

1925-S 5,850,000

1926 32,160,000

1926-D 6,828,000

1926-S 1,520,000

1927 28,080,000

1927-D 4,812,000

1927-S 4,770,000

1928 19,480,000

1928-D 4,161,000

1928-S 7,400,000

1929 25,970,000

1929-D 5,034,000

1929-S 4,730,000

1930 6,770,000

1930-S 1,843,000

1931 3,150,000

1931-D 1,260,000

1931-S 1,800,000

1934 24,080,000

1934-D 6,772,000

1935 58,830,000

1935-D 10,477,000

1935-S 15,840,000

1936 87,504,130

1936-D 16,132,000

1936-S 9,210,000

1937 56,865,756

1937-D 14,146,000

1937-S 9,740,000

1938 22,198,728

1938-D 5,537,000

1938-S 8,090,000

1939 67,749,321

1939-D 24,394,000

1939-S 10,540,000

1940 65,361,827

1940-D 21,198,000

1940-S 21,560,000

1941 175,106,557

1941-D 45,634,000

1941-S 43,090,000

1942 205,432,329

1942-D 60,740,000

1942-S 49,300,000

1943 191,710,000

1943-D 71,949,000

1943-S 60,400,000

1944 231,410,000

1944-D 62,224,000

1944-S 49,490,000

1945 159,130,000

1945-D 40,245,000

1945-S 41,920,000