The value of Numis in gold are in a downward trend and have been down more than 65%. Same thing with collectors items, paintings, stamps etc. The rarity of the coin ( the less number of available coins) has been way overpriced that when you want to sell it u will not get the premium back.
CoinTrackers.com has estimated the 1942 Mercury Dime value at an average of $2, one in certified mint state (MS+) could be worth $50. (see details)...
Type:Mercury Dime Year:1942 Mint Mark: No mint mark Face Value: 0.10 USD Total Produced: 205,410,000 [?] Silver Content: 90% Silver Weight: .0723 oz. Silver Melt: $1.18 Value: As a rough estimate of this coins value you can assume this coin in average condition will be valued at somewhere around $2, while one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $50 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say average, we mean in a similar condition to other coins issued in 1942, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. [?].
Additional Info: 67% of all 1942 Mercury dimes were minted here at the (p) Philadelphia mint. Included in the numbers above are 22 thousand proofs worth around $400 each. Also look for an error 2 over 1 that is worth between 600 and 15k. If you see what looks to be a 2 and 1 combined you have a coin worth some big money. When buying or selling Mercury Dimes full bands are key.
Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value: This coin in poor condition is still worth $0.82 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $1.18, 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.
Current silver melt value* for a 1942 No mint mark is $1.18 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $16.36 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.
Nice score. i was watching a guy use a coinstar last night. Unfortunately for me he knew what the kick back tray was. I'll give you a quarter for that dime. Reminds me of one of the Bazooka Joe comics. Granny asks Joe if he'd like a shiny new penny. He replied that he'd rather have a dirty old dime.