GTG: 1916-S Mercury Dime

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  1. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Try this one. Graded by NGC.

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  3. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

  4. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    MS 64 FB
     
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  5. ddoomm1

    ddoomm1 keep on running

    MS-65 FSB
     
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  6. Paddy54

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  7. Keyman64

    Keyman64 Well-Known Member

    64. Tough to tell exactly from the photos but the middle of the center bands look to have too much weakness and don't seem separated. What seems like hits and hairlines could put this at 63.
     
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  8. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    MS64+
    What a great coin!
     
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  9. longshot

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  11. Danomite

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  12. QuintupleSovereign

    QuintupleSovereign Well-Known Member

    MS-64; is that a scratch in the field of the reverse?
     
  13. Dimeman

    Dimeman New Member

    63 no bands based on pic.
     
  14. dimeguy

    dimeguy Dime Enthusiast

    I love the luster on the reverse. I am going to go against the grain and say MS 66, no full bands though. She is a beauty.
     
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  15. Lehigh96

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  16. Santinidollar

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    OK. Lots of views on this one. Reveal time!

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  17. QuintupleSovereign

    QuintupleSovereign Well-Known Member

    I think that the FB designation was a bit generous, given the weakness on the central portion.
     
  18. Its positively an FB. I have a PCGS 65FB same year and the bands are not as nice as on this coin.
     
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  19. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    The OPs coin looks like it was graded by Stevie Wonder. From the photographs shown, it is clearly not full bands. I have no problem with your opinion that the bands are full, the angle of the photo could be playing tricks on us, but to say that this coin is “positively” full bands is absurd.
     
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