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1917-S MERCURY HEAD DIME

PCGS Nos: 4914, 4915

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 27,330,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 2.50 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) just to the right of the E of ONE on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

The coin illustrated above was from the Dan Miller collection of Mercury Head Dimes and was graded MS-66 Full Bands by PCGS

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated non-Full Bands example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Uncirculated Full Bands examples graded by PCGS are 10 MS-67's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service