My Dansco Merc's......

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Islander80-83, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    ........for your viewing pleasure.

    The luster pretty much starts a stops a 34. I'd love to upgrade the teens and 20's. I'm afraid the 16-D is out of reach.

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  3. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    I am working on a Mercury dime set as well, this is one of my first 4211.jpg 42112.jpg 42113.jpg 42114.jpg
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  4. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Good luck with your set. Keep us posted on your progression.
  5. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    Very nice set. I like how you went the extra mile and placed
    some nice high grade pieces from 1934 1945. Up grading the
    earlier pieces will be a labor of love. Really nice, thanks for
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  6. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    This was one set that I did complete....along with an F12 1916-D... I loved collecting the Mercs.. its one of my favorite designs
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  7. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Can we see your 16-D?
  8. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated

    Merc's were my first love as a kid - putting that AG-3 16-D in the last hole in my album years later felt amazing. They may not be the finest known specimens but that's ok...

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  9. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    But there yours!!
  10. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated

    Exactly! Collect what you enjoy. Buy what you can afford. Have fun searching. Never feel remorse because someone else has the same set in MS-65 and you can only do XF-45.
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  11. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Or G-4! ;)
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  12. Ike Skywalker

    Ike Skywalker Well-Known Member

    There are two I still need for my Dansco: 1921-D and 1916-D.
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  13. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    I'd love to show you but I sold everything I had a few years ago....I used to have photos in here somewhere of all of my key coins. Sorry...
  14. Eric Babula

    Eric Babula Member

    Nice job, guys! Now, I have to get my Mercs and see where I was in the process. I wanted to, at one point, do the whole set. But, I don't think I even got half way there. It's been years since I've looked, so I can't even remember.
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  15. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Sold everything you had?? Really? So you no longer collect?
  16. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    If you find them, post them.
  17. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I started my Merc book in the 1980’s. Didn’t plug the last holes (16-D & 42/41) till 2007. I do have one cheat in my book though. My 1916-D is in a slab in my banks box. I have an old well made counterfeit 16-D on the book.... I loathe empty holes in coin books.
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  18. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    You're singing my song!
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  19. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    Yes I do....I just started over (kind of) with different series than I collected the last time. This is the third time I've sold my collection. I've been collecting coins since 1979
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  20. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. Sold your collection and started over, interesting. I don't think I've heard that very often. Welcome back!
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  21. MercuryBen

    MercuryBen Well-Known Member

    beautiful collection!
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