GTG Toned 1936 Mercury

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Dima, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    Yall likely know the story all too well and can relate: decided to scroll through available coins with absolutely no intention of buying anything. Spotted this and drooled for a moment. Came back an hour later and purchased it :D Just couldn't help myself...

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    What do you think?
     
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  3. robec

    robec Junior Member

    MS66FB
     
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  4. Searcher64

    Searcher64 Member

    Nice coin. But I cannot see it a FB. Why! 1st double band not clear. 2nd single band at the far right not clean to me. The MS 64-66 is close.
     
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  5. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    MS65FB
     
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  6. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    MS 66 FB
     
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  7. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    66 FB
     
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  8. dimeguy

    dimeguy Dime Enthusiast

    MS 65 FB
     
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  9. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    MS 65
     
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  10. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    66FSB
     
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  11. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    65 FSB. Nice crusty toning.
     
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  12. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    66FB
     
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  13. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    I'm at a high 65 shot 66. FSB will depend on the grading company. NGC likes to see the McDonalds arches on the center bands and PCGS only cares if the bands are fully split. Since I see a lack of prongs in the images, then it is in an older holder or possibly in an ANACS slab. I'd call it a FSB myself.
     
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  14. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    This is PCGS graded. Photo is PCGS TrueView
     
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Nice coin and I'm pleased you are happy with it. You had to take a second look didn't you? Lol
     
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  16. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    Ha! I knew I wanted it. I forced myself into a cooldown period.. I've "accidentally" spent a lot on coins in the past 3 months ;)
     
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  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Me too, several thousand in fact.
     
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  18. Keyman64

    Keyman64 Well-Known Member

    I would guess it is in a 66FB PCGS Holder, based on what I have seen PCGS assign FB to. When PCGS does photos for color, it is almost impossible to judge the luster, which is also the case here.
     
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  19. kSigSteve

    kSigSteve Active Member

    65+FB
     
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  20. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    65 fbl
     
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  21. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    This kinda reminds me of your controversial Walker with respect to the overall eye appeal. The coin has a “broken nose” and is very clean. I think it would have no problem reaching the premium gem grades but the deciding factor would be luster. The TruView makes it look a little flat, but I still think it has enough for premium gem.

    MS66 FB
     
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