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Mercury dime/ nickel error

Just curious on these 2 coins, any value to them

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  • Hi Terri --

    The Jefferson nickel is worth face value, 5 US cents.

    The Liberty "Mercury" dime is worth its weight in silver. (Silver in US coinage was replaced by copper and nickel in 1964.) At today's silver price, your dime is worth about $1.60.

    Now there is a faint chance that your dime is worth a lot more than $1.60. I cannot tell from your photo (too fuzzy), but you may have a 1942 over 1941 dime, which is worth several hundred dollars.

    DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE

    If you can get crystal clear photos, we can probably identify the 42 over 41, if it's there. Otherwise, take your dime to a coin dealer or knowledgeable collector for an in-person inspection. My picture shows a genuine 1942/1 dime that sold for $625 on eBay, here:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/133952226473?hash=item1f302cc4a9:g:ZpAAAOSwqShhqTWm

    For more on Mercs, see this page:

    https://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins.pl?coin=823

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