Got my first proof Mercury

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Dima, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    Wanted one of these for some time. Finally was able to find one at the grade and price I wanted. As a long term goal, I'm hoping to eventually put together a full Mercury proof set.

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    Edit - this was asked and answered below; adding here PR66
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2020
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  3. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    Absolutely one of the best designed small silver coins & so glad it's ours!
    Mind sharing the grade?
    J.T.
     
  4. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Don’t you love it?:woot:
     
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  5. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I absolutely love Mercury Head dimes and your's is a beauty. Good luck on putting together a complete set.
     
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  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Did it get a Full Band designation? Appears to be to my eye.
     
  7. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Fantastic example of a great coin! Congrats, and good luck on your set!

    Proofs are not designated as FB, because they are expected to have a crisp strike. Thus, they are ineligible. Only business strikes are awarded FB.
     
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  8. kSigSteve

    kSigSteve Active Member

    Very nice. Love the look of these early proofs. The reverse almost looks cameo.

    I noticed you didn't reveal the grade. I am thinking 66.
     
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  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Absolutely. What was I thinking? I sometimes skip some words, like Proof in this case, due to my dyslexia. Thanks for reminding me.
     
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  10. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    What a beauty.
     
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  11. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Just tell everyone it's the lower oxygen level up in the mountains. :)
     
  12. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    PCGS PR66

    And while it's entirely true that they do not designate proof Mercs FB, I've seen a fair share of proof Mercury dimes without full bands. That was one of the things I was looking out for. If this particular coin was MS, it would without a doubt be FB.

    It does appear to have hints of cameo, but not enough reflectivity to qualify for CAM.

    I am beyond thrilled to add this to the collection! :D
     
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  13. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    You should be. Congrats again.
     
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  14. Keyman64

    Keyman64 Well-Known Member

    Very nice, congrats! I do Mercs but not the proofs. I think about it all the time though. :)
     
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  15. MercuryBen

    MercuryBen Well-Known Member

    Beautiful proof Mercury!!
     
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