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1943-D 10¢ WRPM-001         "Best Of" Variety

Description:  D/D/D Southeast & Southeast

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A die crack runs from the wing to the rim just to the left of the T in LIBERTY.  Reverse:  Numerous die scratches run mostly north to south on the right side of the reverse.

Submitted By:  Frank Doty, Jr.

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #4




1943-D 10¢ WRPM-002         "Best Of" Variety

Description:  D/D Southeast

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A die gouge can be found below the right side of the horizontal crossbar of the T in LIBERTY.  Reverse:  A light die scratch runs ESE from the center of the M to the lower left E in AMERICA.

Submitted By:  Frank Doty, Jr.

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #10

Comments:  This variety is very similar to CONECA RPM #3 but it is set higher with respect to the adjacent leave.  Also, the curve does not swing as far beneath the primary D mint mark.








1943-D 10¢ WRPM-003         "Best Of" Variety

Description:  D/D Southeast

Die Markers:  Obverse:  None noted.  Reverse:  A die scratch runs ENE from the top right of the E in DIME.

Submitted By:  Frank Doty, Jr.

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #3

Comments:  This variety is very similar to WRPM-002 but it is set lower with respect to the adjacent leave.  Also, the curve swings much farther beneath the primary D mint mark.






1943-D 10¢ WRPM-004

Description:  D/D West

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A die crack runs NNE from the rim at about 6:30 into the lower bust.  A short die gouge runs from SSW to NNE in the field to the left of the upper lip.  A die gouge can be found to the left of the top of the W in the designer’s initials.  Reverse:  A die scratch runs from WNW to ESE through the upper 2nd T on STATES.  A die gouge runs through the top right of the E in STATES.

Submitted By:  Frank Doty, Jr.

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #2




1943-D 10¢ WRPM-005

Description:  D/D South

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A die crack runs NNE from the rim at about 6:30 into the bust.  A die crack runs from the rim at about 11:00 to the front of the cap.  A die crack runs SSE from the rim at about 12:00 to the chin.  A die crack runs WSW from the rim at about 2:00 through the lower wing.  Reverse:  Several short die gouges run SE from the right underside of the fasces.  A die scratch runs ESE from the lower right O to the bottom through the bottom left of the N in ONE.

Submitted By:  Frank Doty, Jr.

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #7




1943-D 10¢ WRPM-006

Description: D/D Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse:  No prominent die markers.  Reverse:  Very weak die scratch north from the branch in alignment with the left side of the lower band of the fasces.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross-References:  None known






1943-D 10¢ WRPM-007

Description: D/D Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Die crack SW from the rim at 2:00 o’clock running into the wings.  Die crack south from the rim at 11:00 o’clock running into the front of the cap.  Reverse:  No prominent die markers.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross-References:  None known






1943-D 10¢ WRPM-008        "Best Of" Variety

Description: D/D North

Die Markers:  Obverse:  No prominent die markers.  Reverse:  Several die scratches run SW from the ST in STATES.  Two short, parallel die gouges run from SW to NE above the right side of the D in DIME.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1








1943-D 10¢ WRPM-009        "Best Of" Variety

Description: D/Inverted D Southeast

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A die scratch runs NE from the top left of the R in TRUST.  Reverse:  Two short, parallel die scratches run NE from the top left of the 1st U in PLURIBUS.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #5






1943-D 10¢ WRPM-010

Description: D/D Southeast

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A die scratch runs from NNW to SSE just to the left of the upper neck.  A feeder finger abrasion runs from south to north from just to the right of the upper N of IN.   Reverse:  A die scratch runs from west to east below the NITE in UNITED.  Two parallel die scratches run from SW from the bottom of the 1st S in STATES.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #9












1943-D 10¢ WRPM-011

Description: D/D North

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A die scratch runs from SW to NE to the right of the lower back of the head.  Reverse:  Several horizontal die scratches can be found to the right of EPU.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #8








1943-D 10¢ WRPM-012

Description: D/D East

Die Markers:  Obverse:  None significant.  Reverse:  Die scratches form an “X” below the NIT of UNITED.  Parallel horizontal die scratches can be found to the right of the left star.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  None known








1943-D 10¢ WRPM-013

Description: D/D South

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Die crack NE from the rim at about 6:00 into the lower neck.  N/S die crack through left side of the neck.  Die crack NNE from behind the bottom of the chin into the bonnet.  Reverse:  Die gouge above the left side of the E in UNITED.  Die crack through the top of UNITED.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  None known






1943-D 10¢ WRPM-014

Description: D/D South

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Die crack north from the rim at about 6:00 through the left side of the neck.  Die crack NNE from the bottom of the bonnet to the rim at about 12:30.  A short vertical die gouge can be found to the left of the chin.  Reverse:  The position of the  mintmark is just SE of the leave.  A short vertical die gouge can be found below the U in UNITED.

Submitted By:  Thomas McGowan

Cross References:  None known








1943-D 10¢ WRPM-015

Description:  D/D Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Horizontal die scratches can be found above the D in GOD.  Numerous SW/NE die scratches can be found to the right of the back of the neck.  Reverse:  A die crack runs through the top of the TE in UNITED.  Several SW/NE die scratches can be found above the IBUS in PLURIBUS

Submitted By:  Thomas McGowan

Cross References:  None known

Comments:  The doubling is seen as a very minor split lower serif.








1943-D 10¢ WRPM-016

Description:  D/D South

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Numerous intersecting die scratches can be found to the left of the neck.  A die crack runs NNE from the rim at about 7:00 through the neck.  Reverse:  A die scratch runs mostly N/S through the dot in EPU.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  None known










1943-S 10¢ WRPM-001          "Best Of" Variety

Description:  S/S/S/S Northwest, North, & Southwest

Die Markers:  Obverse Stage A:  A die scratch runs from north to south to the left of the designer’s initials.  Obverse Stage B:  The Stage A marker has been abraded away.  Obverse Stage C:  Same as Stage A.  Reverse Stage A:  A die scratch runs from west to east inside the C in AMERICA.  A long die scratch runs south from the E in EPU to the upper left D in DIME.  Reverse Stage B: The Stage A die scratches have been abraded away.  A short, strong die gouge runs WSW from the rim to the left of the first A in AMERICA.  Reverse Stage C:  The dies were again abraded and the die gouge from the rim is very weak.

Submitted By:  Stage A & C: Frank Doty, Jr.  Stage B: John A. Wexler

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1, Cherrypickers: FS-10-1943S-501

Comments:  This variety was originally listed as an S/S west.  The strongest extra punch is clearly northwest.  Only nice early die state coins show the punches to the north and southwest and these EDS coins should command higher premiums.




1943-S 10¢ WRPM-002

Description:  S/S West

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A die scratch runs north from the top of the 2nd T in TRUST.  Other die scratches can be found on the obverse.  Reverse:  A short, vertical die gouge can be found below the N in UNITED.

Submitted By:  Frank Doty, Jr.

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #2




1943-S 10¢ WRPM-003

Description:  S/S North

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A die scratch runs from north to south to the left of the upper lip.  Reverse:  A die scratch runs from WSW to ENE above the E in EPU.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #3

Comments:  The listing for WRPM-003 as illustrated in the book Treasure Hunting Mercury Dimes is incorrect.  The photo in the book is actually a photo of 1941-S 10¢ WRPM-008.








1943-S 10¢ WRPM-004

Description:  S/S West

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Two nearly parallel die scratches run from SSW to NNE to the right of the head between the T and Y of LIBERTY.  Other die scratches can be found on the obverse.  Reverse:  A small die gouge can be found below the left side of the M in AMERICA.  Numerous die scratches run mostly from north to south above the letters in PLURIBUS.  Other die scratches can be found on the reverse.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #4








1944-D 10¢ WRPM-001         "Best Of" Variety

Description:  D/D North

Submitted By:  Kevin Flynn

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1




1944-D 10¢ WRPM-002         "Best Of" Variety

Description:  D/D South

Submitted By:  Frank Doty, Jr.

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #2




1944-D 10¢ WRPM-003         "Best Of" Variety

Description:  D/D Southeast

Submitted By:  Frank Doty, Jr.

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #3, Cherrypickers: FS-10-1944D-501




1944-D 10¢ WRPM-004

Description:  D/D South

Submitted By:  Frank Doty, Jr.

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #4




1944-D 10¢ WRPM-005

Description:  D/D Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Light parallel die scratches run from WNW to ESE below the S in TRUST.  Reverse:  A short die scratch runs west from the center of the E in DIME.

Submitted By:  John Bordner

Cross References:  None known









1944-D 10¢ WRPM-006

Description:  D/D Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A short die scratch runs WSW from the center of the T in LIBERTY.  A short, horizontal die scratch can be found to the right of the center of the back of the neck.  Reverse:  A small die gouge can be found above the left side of the M in DIME.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  None known










1944-D 10¢ WRPM-007

Description:  D/D North

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A small die gouge can be found to the right of the lower R in TRUST.  SW/NE die scratches can be found to the left of the upper nose.  Reverse:  A small die gouge can be found above the N in UNITED.

Submitted By:  Thomas McGowan

Cross References:  None known








1944-D 10¢ WRPM-008

Description:  D/D Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Two die gouges can be found on the cap below the R in LIBERTY.  Reverse:  A small die gouge can be found between the I and M in DIME.

Submitted By:  Thomas McGowan

Cross References:  None known








1944-D 10¢ WRPM-009

Description:  D/D Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A small die gouge can be found above the left side of the designer’s initials.  Reverse:  None significant.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  None known






1944-S 10¢ WRPM-001

Description:  S/S West

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A die gouge can be found to the left of the bottom of the bust.  A die scratch runs ENE from the bottom right of the L in LIBERTY.  A die scratch runs WSW from the top of the I in LIBERTY.  Reverse:  A die scratch runs from the left star through the upper UNIT of UNITED.  A die crack runs NNW from the upper bands in the fasces through the E in UNITED and out to the rim.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1








1945-D 10¢ WRPM-001          "Best Of" Variety

Description:  D/D West

Submitted By:  Bill Fivaz

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #7




1945-D 10¢ WRPM-002         "Best Of" Variety

Description:  D/D/D Horizontal & Serifs

Submitted By:  John A. Wexler

Cross References:  Cherrypickers: FS-10-1945D-506 (010.95), CONECA: RPM #6




1945-D 10¢ WRPM-003         "Best Of" Variety

Description:  D/D Northeast

Submitted By:  Frank Doty, Jr.

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1, Cherrypickers: FS-10-1945D-501




1945-D 10¢ WRPM-004

Description:  D/D South

Submitted By:  Frank Doty, Jr.

Cross References:  None known

Comments:  Photo courtesy of Kevin Flynn




1945-D 10¢ WRPM-005         "Best Of" Variety

Description:  D/D South

Submitted By:  Kevin Flynn

Cross References:  None known





1945-D 10¢ WRPM-006

Description:  D/D Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A die scratch runs ESE from the upper right I in LIBERTY.  Two die scratches run west from the top right of the B in LIBERTY.  Numerous other die scratches can be found throughout the obverse.  Reverse:  A die scratch runs north from the top right of the E in EPU.  Parallel die scratches run south from the M in UNUM.  Numerous other die scratches can be found throughout the reverse.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  None known








1945-D 10¢ WRPM-007

Description:  D/D Tilted (Rotated)

Submitted By:  John Bordner

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #4






1945-D 10¢ WRPM-008

Description:  D/D South

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Late die state examined.  None significant.  Reverse:  Short die gouge from the lower right fasces to the upper cord.

Submitted By:  John Bordner

Cross References:  None known






1945-D 10¢ WRPM-009

Description:  D/D Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A die crack runs NNE from the rim at about 6:00 into the lower bust.  Reverse:  Late die state examined.  None significant.

Submitted By:  John Bordner

Cross References:  None known




1945-D 10¢ WRPM-010         "Best Of" Variety

Description:  D/D Southwest

Submitted By:  Frank Doty, Jr.

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #3




1945-D 10¢ WRPM-011

Description:  D/D Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse:  None significant.  Reverse:  None significant.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  None known




1945-D 10¢ WRPM-012

Description:  D/D Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Die gouge just to the right of the bottom of the bonnet.  Reverse:  Die scratches south from the E in EPU.  Die scratches south from the UN in UNUM.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  None known






1945-D 10¢ WRPM-013

Description:  D/D Tilted (Rotated)

Die Markers:  Obverse:  A short vertical die gouge can be found above the bonnet well to the left of the R in LIBERTY.  Reverse:  The reverse is also a doubled die that is listed in the Wexler Doubled Die files as 1945-D 10¢ WDDR-002.  A close spread towards the center shows on the lower left leaves and branches.  A short die gouge runs from the lower right side of the olive branch to the underside of the fasces.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  None known








1945-S 10¢ WRPM-001         "Best Of" Variety

Description:  S/S/S South & East.  The primary S is an inverted ball serif S mint mark.

Die Markers:  Obverse Stage A:  Die scratch NNE from right side of D in GOD.  Obverse Stage B:  Stage A die scratch is gone.  Heavy diagonal die gouges on the nose.  Strong die scratch WSW to ENE through the upper Y in LIBERTY.  Obverse Stage C:  Stage B markers are gone.  Short, strong die gouge south from the front of the chin.  Two parallel die scratches from front of bonnet above the forehead.  Reverse Stage A:  The reverse is also an Inverted Mint Mark.  The primary S is an inverted ball serif S mint mark.  Die scratch north from one of the leaves to the right of UNITED.  Die gouge south of the cord to the left of the D in DIME.  Reverse Stage B:  Stage A die scratch is gone.  Strong die scratch north from leave above L in PLURIBUS.  Reverse Stage C:  Stage B die scratch is gone.  Long die scratch north in field above 2nd U in PLURIBUS.

Submitted By:  Frank Doty, Jr.

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #2




1945-S 10¢ WRPM-002         "Best Of" Variety

Description:  Inverted S/Horizontal S.  The primary S is an inverted ball serif S mint mark.

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Several die scratches run south from the underside of the chin.  Reverse:  The reverse is also an inverted mint mark.  The primary S is an inverted ball serif S mint mark.  A die scratch runs SW from the center left of the I in DIME.

Submitted By:  Frank Doty, Jr.

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #3, Cherrypickers: FS-10-1945S-503 (011)




1945-S 10¢ WRPM-003         "Best Of" Variety

Description:  S/S/S South & North

Die Markers:  Obverse Stage A:  The obverse is a doubled die listed in the Wexler Doubled Die Files as 1945-S 10¢ WDDO-001.  A spread towards the center seen on the 194 of the date.  N/S Die scratches on most of the field areas.  Obverse Stage B: All stage A die scratches abraded away.  Heavily abraded gouges in the area of the B of LIBERTY.  Reverse Stage A:  N/S die scratches in the left side fields.  Heavy N/S die scratch connecting the left lower side of the axe and the laurel leaves.  N/S die scratches in the field above EPU and right of the laurel leaves.  NW/SE die scratches connecting the center and bottom horizontal bars of the E in ONE on the right side.  Reverse Stage B: All Stage A die scratches abraded away.  Branch of the right upper leaf cluster abraded away.  Heavy abrasion through the leaves left of the axe.

Submitted By:  Frank Doty, Jr.

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #1




1945-S 10¢ WRPM-004

Description:  S/S Inverted/Normal or Normal/Inverted

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Numerous vertical die scratches can be found on the front of the neck and in the field above GOD.  Numerous die scratches run from SW to NE to the left of the nose and forehead.  Other die scratches can be found throughout the obverse.  Reverse:  Ball Serif S.  The reverse is also an Inverted Mint Mark.  It is either a Normal S/Inverted S or an Inverted S/Normal S.  Parallel die scratches run from WSW to ENE through the lower NIT in UNITED.  Numerous nearly vertical die scratches run through the lower left leaves.  Numerous die scratches run from north to south in the field of the upper right reverse.  Other die scratches can be found throughout the reverse.

Submitted By:  John S. Gillilan

Cross References:  CONECA: RPM #4








1945-S 10¢ WRPM-005

Description:  S/S Inverted/Normal

Die Markers:  Obverse:  N/S die scratch to left of lips and upper chin.  Die scratch north from the top right of the 2nd T in TRUST.  Reverse:  Ball Serif S.  The reverse is also an Inverted Mint Mark.  It is a Normal S/Inverted S.  Short die scratch from the left star to the U in UNITED.  Small die gouge to the right of the lower I in AMERICA.

Submitted By:  David Bowman

Cross References:  None known