Found Another 1942/41 Merc

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  1. bqcoins

    bqcoins Olympic Figure Skating Scoring System Expert

    Guys, as you know I am a major barber dime collector. I love them, I have built and sold five or six complete sets with the goal of making my number one set a sight to behold. So last Friday I visited a shop and got a couple of nice ones and thought I would check on ebay and see what kind of wonderful stuff existed out there for me. On Saturday I did some browsing and found a seller who was liquidating a collection from the 40's (yeah right) but they were listing multiple coins per lot. So I watched a few and was browsing through their other lots when I saw something I wasn't sure about. It was a set of 1942 P,D,S Dimes. Mercury is not my first love, but I have a set and last year I did find three 1942/1 mercs. Yeah, the odds were low, but the picture just seemed to say to me this is a 1942/1 D coin in MS. Here they are from the auction
    My first thought was someone else would see what I did and there would be a bidding war on, and I wasn't even a hundred percent sure on the coin. I don't normally take chances. But, come auction close I didn't get outbid. They arrived tonight and here are the pics.
    It is the real thing. It is already on its way to NGC and then a safety deposit box. I didn't actually believe the seller when they said they were liquidating a collection from the 40's but with a fresh coin like this on the market, suddenly I find it a much more credible tale. I am quite in shock.
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  3. Bedford

    Bedford Lackey For Coin Junkies

    Awesome :thumb:
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  4. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    With full bands to boot! :eek:

    Congrats!!! :thumb:
  5. vdbpenny1995

    vdbpenny1995 Well-Known Member

    All I see is the bottom of the 1 under the 2. Is that it or is there other evidence I'm missing? Also, assuming this is real, isn't this a multi thousand dollar coin?
  6. kookoox10

    kookoox10 ANA #3168546

    In that condition with split bands, you bet it is!
  7. bqcoins

    bqcoins Olympic Figure Skating Scoring System Expert

    Which is why it is off to NGC then directly into my box.
  8. petro89

    petro89 Member

    Sheesh! A friend told me they won $16,000 at the casino today and then this... when is my big day? ;)

    Nice score!
  9. Cazkaboom

    Cazkaboom One for all, all for me.

    You hit the gold mine there! Congrats!
  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Now, that is a win. :)
  11. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Under Staffed & Overly Motivated Supporter

    That is absolutely awesome!!!
  12. Tyler G.

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  13. Catbert

    Catbert Evil Cat

    Now that's a super cherry pick! Congratulations!
  14. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Congrats ! :thumb:
  15. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    On the 42/1 D the 1 does not close off the front of the 2 as it does on the P issue. For other evidence look at the doubling of the base of the upright of the 4.
  16. dimeguy

    dimeguy Dime Enthusiast

    Congrats on the awesome find!
  17. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

  18. statequarterguy

    statequarterguy Love Pucks

    I’ll tell you, you sure appear to be defying the ods! How many Mercs did you examine to find 4 over dates?
  19. bqcoins

    bqcoins Olympic Figure Skating Scoring System Expert

    I've been examining 42's since the early 90's when I discovered the overdate in my redbook. It has always been a dream, so I would say at least a hundred thousand, I still hit the bargain boxes at any coin show I go to and I will continue to hit the bargain boxes.
  20. d.t.menace

    d.t.menace Member

    As they say in baseball.... good eye!
  21. Kevinfred

    Kevinfred Junior Member

    Seeing this with un-tainted virgin eyes, is it the "extension" of the lower part of the 4 (and a little to the left) which defines it? If so it does seem easy to see, esp. in the third photo (the one o.p. took)

    P.S. I also see this "extension" on the left side of the 2 at the bottom of it....
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