Dime: 1920 S. European Purchase - Whatcha Think?

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  1. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    Ok, first let me say these sorry photos a bit pixilated but will try for better later on. I was pleased to recently purchase this from Europe recently (FB ?):

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  3. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Maybe it's the camera angle or lighting, but the right side of the middle bands look suspiciously bold to me. The gap between the bands also looks a little wider in that area than it should be.
  4. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    Yes, I agree on the lighting as I took that picture on my desk at work. I do not know why this happens and its either me or the old iPhone, or both, that are responsible. I am no expert by far, but in hand the coin does not at all look messed with and is very deeply struck with needle-like detail. Let's see if I can do better.
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    How much did you pay for it? o_O
  6. Long Beard

    Long Beard Well-Known Member

    A solid fsb. Sweet pickup!
  7. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    The nostril looks a bit odd; the curvature of the collar appears off. I'm not a mercury dime specialist, just my opinion.
  8. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    Paid about 62FB price. Hopefully better:
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  9. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    Looks nice to me. Fb for sure
  10. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    I do not seem to be able to capture the coin well & was shocked by how pristine it was and how mark and hairline free it is, not to mention cartwheel lustre.
    Readers may remember a similar source yielded what graded out as an MS 63 Half dollar - MS63 and also a 1905 -O quarter that graded at 64 (probable CAC candidate). I don't want to jinx it but will submit this also to PCGS at the June Baltimore show....
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