1929 Mercury Dime with VERY Sharp Details

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Is this coin genuine?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. I can’t tell with the provided pictures

  4. I’m not the one to ask

  5. I’m still thinking about it

  6. Leaning yes

  7. Leaning no

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  1. h.e.-pennypacker

    h.e.-pennypacker Gold and Silver!

    I came across this Mercury Dime and the details are sharper than what I’ve seen on MS67 examples. I know many earlier issues had a stronger strike, but the hair on this coin looks incredible. I think it’s like detail is there in the hair that I’ve never even seen before. Also note the shape of the nose. I’m concerned that this coin may be a counterfeit. What do you all think?

    I don’t have the desired pictures at this time, this is all I have, but I will be able to post better pictures later. Also perhaps the angle of the coin in the pictures contribute to the sharp look? Thanks everyone.

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  3. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Looks good to me, where did you "come across" it.
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  4. robec

    robec Junior Member

    Looks good to me. Here is one of mine for comparison.

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  5. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on

    Based on the pics I think so. Looks to me like on the obverse, near the date, there is some fingerprint from previous handling. Don't try to get it off. This happens on some coins, they pick up fingerprints and that's that.
  6. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    It appears to be full bands.
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  7. h.e.-pennypacker

    h.e.-pennypacker Gold and Silver!

    Thanks, eBay.
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  8. h.e.-pennypacker

    h.e.-pennypacker Gold and Silver!

    Very nice coin
  9. h.e.-pennypacker

    h.e.-pennypacker Gold and Silver!

    You think it looks counterfeit or genuine? Thanks
  10. h.e.-pennypacker

    h.e.-pennypacker Gold and Silver!

    Oh for sure, 99% it will get full bands attribution when I submit it. It’s incredible. I just hesitated because it seemed too good to be true.
  11. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    Really nice strike!! It's probably fresh dies and a lot of pressure. I came across a couple on PCGS that have comparable strike. I don't think it's a counterfeit, I think it's genuine.

    Here's one:
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  12. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Sharp 'Lee........:)
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  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Looks good to me, and yes to the FB. Not a key date, but at almost 26 million, finding one in MS65/66 with full bands can bring nice money.
  15. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    This one, the Philly, is very common in full bands.
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  16. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on

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