We are pleased to offer for sale this 1940-D Mercury Silver Dime graded and encapsulated as MS-66+ FB by PCGS. There were 21,198,000 of this 1940 Mercury Dime minted at the Denver (D) Mint. The "FB" designation, an abbreviation for "Full Bands", means a Mercury Dime will have fully separated horizontal bands on the central part of the fasces (the bundle of rods on the reverse). Additionally, to attain this Full Bands designation the Mercury Silver Dime may not have any interruption on the trough (depression) of the bands due to strike, contact, planchet problems or other damage, whether caused during the minting process or not. Since 2010, PCGS has used the plus designation ("+") to denote coins that are in the top 15-20% of any particular grade.
The Mercury Silver Dime series ran from 1916 through 1945. Mercury Silver Dimes weigh 2.5 grams and are comprised of .900 silver and .100 copper. These 90% Silver Mercury Dimes have a diameter of 17.9mm. This 1940 Mercury Silver Dime is of great worth and value to the collector who needs to fill a hole in their Mercury Silver Dime set. Some of our certified dimes may have toning. We offer an incredible selection of PCGS and NGC certified Mercury Silver Dimes!