My new 1938 Merc

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by MercuryBen, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. MercuryBen

    MercuryBen Well-Known Member

    Just won this on GC. I'm $215 in. I will be cracking and submitting to PCGS in hopes of getting a FB grade. I believe I have a 50/50 shot at it.

    I haven't been able to find a 38 in FB with toning I love, so it's worth taking a shot on this with since I just love the purple toning and great luster. A TrueView of my current 1938 is at the bottom. It is spectacular in hand, but just misses FB as well and it's unlikely to ever go FB.
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  3. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Wannabe Supporter!

    That is one beautiful Merc
     
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  4. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    When I collected Mercury Dimes I was astounded by how hard it was to unload non FB coins. Your new coin has a very cool look and I really hope that PCGS gives it the FB designation. Good luck, and let us know the results when you get the coin back.
     
  5. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Wannabe Supporter!

    I’ve already fallen in love with your coin!
     
  6. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    That beautiful full band fasces- why is the age-old swastika now taboo, but the fasces survives? Wonderful coin!
     
  7. SorenCoins

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  8. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    I can think of at least one good reason; because the Nazis did not co-opt the fasces and put it on their flag and everything else, that's why.

    Edit: Great dime!
     
  9. Penny Luster

    Penny Luster Supporter! Supporter

    That's a beauty!
     
  10. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I'll be curious to see the outcome after you submit it to PCGS.
     
  11. dimeguy

    dimeguy Dime Enthusiast

    Well, I guess that Merc looks ok...:rolleyes: Honestly, it is a beauty and I hope it does cross over for the full bands designation at PCGS. Keep us updated!
     
  12. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    The fasces was an ancient Roman symbol. In Latin, the word is plural ("fascis" is singular and means "bundle") and means exactly what the coin shows--bundles of sticks with an axe projecting. They were carried by Roman lictors before the chief magistrates, and hence, the word became synonymous with high office, in particular, the Roman Consulate. Remember, the coin was first minted in 1916, before the word "fascism" was popular in describing the Axis regimes of WW 2.
     
  13. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Great coin and lovely toning. Congrats, Ben!
     
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  14. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    EDITED
     
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  15. MercuryBen

    MercuryBen Well-Known Member

    Dude stop being creepy. Why do you have to coopt this thread to talk about and show swastikas? It has nothing to do with the thread. Take it somewhere else.
     
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  16. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Nice coin they’re both nice
     
  17. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Pretty coin.
     
  18. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    Love the color on that Merc, a real keeper!
     
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