My 1945 Micro S Mercury dime is back from NGC. And the grade is...

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by swagge1, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. swagge1

    swagge1 Junior Member

    Some of you may remember this thread. http://www.cointalk.com/t204706/

    Here are some pics Merc Crazy took BEFORE I sent it off to NCS/NGC. The coin now has the green spots removed and is a bit brighter.
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    Well it came back from NCS/NGC after they removed the green spots and brightened the coin a bit.
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    MS66 FB! Thanks to all those who submitted their opinions and thank Merc Crazy for taking high quality pics before I sent it off to NGC. This is the coin I originally cracked out of an ICG Slab that was labeled MS65 FSB.
     
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  3. cremebrule

    cremebrule Active Member

    Holy cow! You definitely hit it big! Not only did NCS work out for you (always a risk), but it actually got UPGRADED from an ICG slab! Congrats...nice variety!
     
  4. swagge1

    swagge1 Junior Member

    Thanks! I paid $480 for this coin at the coin show and spent about $100 in shipping, conservation, and grading. So yeah, I think I did all right! :)
     
  5. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

  6. robec

    robec Junior Member

    Congratulations.

    The upgrade to MS66 is nice, but even nicer is the FB designation.

    FB is 20 times rarer than the typical MS66.

    Price guide (and that's all it is) has a 66 worth $144 and the FB worth $1220. Cha Ching!!
     
  7. Stang1968

    Stang1968 Member

    Very nice example- You've done well!
     
  8. Log Potato

    Log Potato Barberous

    You played the game well. ;)
     
  9. Cazkaboom

    Cazkaboom One for all, all for me.

    That is such a beautiful coin. I agree with the 66 FB Designation because it is very nice even through the photos. Well done.
     
  10. elijahhenry10

    elijahhenry10 New Member

    Wow, that's a beautiful merc!!
     
  11. mralexanderb

    mralexanderb Coin Collector

    That is one good looking Merc.
     
  12. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

    Very nice swagge1! I love it when it all works out like that.
     
  13. swagge1

    swagge1 Junior Member

    Thanks for the nice replies!
     
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