Mercury Dime Value is Conditional
You can make a close examination of your Mercury Dime yourself, too. This will give you a ballpark idea as to how you coin could be graded, and may help you decide if you need to consult a professional. There are several points of reference for this for this process, though we will discuss the coin’s olive branch. If the olive branch has significant wear and tear, or is discolored, the coin is likely in merely good condition.
If the wear on the olive branch is minimal and there is little or no discoloration, the coin could possibly be assigned a grade of fine. If the olive branch remains crisp and clean with no signs of erosion or discoloration, you coin is potentially in extremely fine condition. All the details must be similar in quality for an overall grade, of course. The Liberty Head or the text on the coin can all be used for this test.