MERCURY DIME MINTMARK STYLES BY DIE

Revised on October 28, 2014

Copyright 2011 by James Wiles, Used with permission from CONECA.

 

 

Denver

San Francisco

Inverted

1917-S

 

1928-S

 

1934-D

 

 

1941-S

 

 

1943-S

 

 

1944-S

 

 

1945-S

1945-S

 

 

 

 

1917-S

MMS-001

Description:

Small mintmark

 

 

Grade:

 

 

 

Rarity:

common

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-008

DMR-001

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1917-S

MMS-002

Description:

Medium mintmark

 

 

Grade:

 

 

 

Rarity:

 

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-009

DMR-002

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Reported by:

Dennis Campbell

 

1928-S

MMS-002

Description:

Medium mintmark

 

 

Grade:

 

 

 

Rarity:

common

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-037

DMR-001

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1928-S

MMS-003

Description:

Large mintmark

 

 

Grade:

 

 

 

Rarity:

 

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-038

DMR-002

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Reported by:

 

 

1934-D

MMS-002

Description:

Medium mintmark

 

 

Grade:

 

 

 

Rarity:

 

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-054

DMR-001

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Reported by:

Charles Bondurant

 

1934-D

MMS-003

Description:

Large mintmark

 

 

Grade:

 

 

 

Rarity:

common

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-055

DMR-002

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1941-S

MMS-002

Description:

Medium mintmark

 

 

Grade:

 

 

 

Rarity:

common

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-137

DMR-001

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1941-S

MMS-004.1

Description:

Trumpet Tail mintmark

 

 

Grade:

XF45

 

 

Rarity:

3

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-138

DMR-002

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

Horizontal die gouge between lower branch and fasces MDS

Obverse is MDS

 

 

Stage C:

Light die scratches North-South on Reverse and Obverse LDS

 

 

Reported by:

Bill Fivaz

 

1941-S

MMS-004.2

Description:

Trumpet Tail mintmark

 

 

Grade:

MS63

 

 

Rarity:

3

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-139

DMR-003

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

Die clash through outside Left olive leaves MDS

Die scratches though outside Right olive leaves

Die gouge next to rim in front of IN MDS

 

 

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Reported by:

Bill Fivaz

 

1941-S

MMS-004.3

Description:

Trumpet Tail mintmark

 

 

Grade:

MS63

 

 

Rarity:

4

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-140

DMR-004

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

Reverse and Obverse are MDS

 

 

Stage C:

Reverse is LDS

Die crack from wing to rim at K-2 LDS

Die crack from bust to rim through first 1 of date

 

 

Reported by:

James Wiles

 

1941-S

MMS-004.4

Description:

Trumpet Tail mintmark

 

 

Grade:

MS64

 

 

Rarity:

2

 

 

Markers:

Reverse is LISTED as RPM-007

UVC-141

DMR-005

Stage A:

Reverse and Obverse are EMDS

 

 

Stage B:

Reverse and Obverse are MDS

 

 

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Reported by:

Bill Fivaz

 

1941-S

MMS-004.5

Description:

Trumpet Tail mintmark

 

 

Grade:

AU55

 

 

Rarity:

1

 

 

Markers:

UVC-254

DMR-015

Stage A:

Reverse and Obverse are EDS

 

 

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Reported by:

James Wiles

 

1943-S

MMS-004

Description:

Trumpet Tail mintmark

 

 

Grade:

MS66FB

 

 

Rarity:

2

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-189

DMR-001

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

Light die crack through upper ERI of AMERICA MDS

Obverse is MDS

 

 

Stage C:

Reverse and Obverse are LDS

 

 

Reported by:

Tom Cobb

 

1943-S

MMS-005

Description:

Straight Serif mintmark

 

 

Grade:

 

 

 

Rarity:

common

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-190

DMR-002

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1944-S

MMS-005

Description:

Straight Serif mintmark

 

 

Grade:

 

 

 

Rarity:

common

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-208

DMR-001

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1944-S

MMS-006

Description:

Ball Serif mintmark

 

 

Grade:

 

 

 

Rarity:

common

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-209

DMR-002

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1945-S

MMS-004

Description:

Trumpet Tail mintmark

 

 

Grade:

 

 

 

Rarity:

common

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-224

DMR-001

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1945-S

MMS-006

Description:

Ball Serif mintmark

 

 

Grade:

 

 

 

Rarity:

common

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-225

DMR-002

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1945-S

MMS-007

Description:

Micro mintmark

 

 

Grade:

 

 

 

Rarity:

scarce

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-226

DMR-003

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage C:

LDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Reported by:

Unknown

 

1945-S

IMM-001

Description:

Ball Serif

 

 

Grade:

MS64

 

 

Rarity:

scarce, multiple dies known.

 

 

Markers:

 

UVC-266

DMR-011

Stage A:

EDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage B:

MDS (unconfirmed)

 

 

Stage C:

Reverse and Obverse are LDS

 

 

Reported by:

Charles Bondurant