1921 D Mercury - authenticity opinions wanted

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Garlicus, Apr 28, 2019.


Acceptable D?

Poll closed May 1, 2019.
  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
  2. No

    0 vote(s)
  3. You know we can't tell from pics, right?

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  1. Garlicus

    Garlicus Debt is dumb, cash is king.

    Does the D on this coin look acceptable? Seems a little off, but could be the result of PMD.

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  3. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    I’d be interested in seeing the date. How about complete obverse and reverse please
  4. Garlicus

    Garlicus Debt is dumb, cash is king.

    It went for $285

    Strange looking L under the D as well. Definitely would have liked to have seen it in person.

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  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Since the 1921 and 1921D are both key dates, I don't think you would risk adding a D to a 1921.
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  6. Garlicus

    Garlicus Debt is dumb, cash is king.

    Agreed. Strange goings-on around the mm though.
    Looks like a very reputable seller, just an odd looking coin.
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  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    At first glance the D seems fine to me, and I still think it is. But then after reading some posts and looking at the blowup, I don't know what that stain is under the MM. It's true the 21-D is slightly more desirable than the 21, but the 21 by itself is still pretty hot and not worth the risk to mess with it. (IMO)
  8. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    Looks ok to me. As @Michael K said no reason to work that area. A date tooling might be more likely but this one seems right
  9. Garlicus

    Garlicus Debt is dumb, cash is king.

    Weinman’s initials looked a little odd too. The right side of the W looks a little too wide (larger gap). That could be PMD too, though.
    Again, wish I was able to see it in hand.
    Eh, I’m sure that everything is fine and the buyer got a good deal.
  10. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Any coin that costs over $150 I won't touch unless it's slabbed by PCGS or NGC.
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