Split Bands/Split Hairs Guess the Grade II

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What is the ANACS grade and is it FSB?

Poll closed Oct 5, 2021.
  1. MS68

    0 vote(s)
  2. MS67

    0 vote(s)
  3. MS66

  4. MS65

  5. MS64

  6. MS63

  7. MS62

    0 vote(s)
  8. AU58

  9. AU55

    0 vote(s)
  10. FSB - Yes

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  1. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    This is a second Mercury Dime that I sent to ANACS for grading. Both cost be about $15 each and was pulled from a stack of ungraded inventory in 2x2's

    Compare it to the last one and tell me what you think.

    merc_43_ms66_fsb_anacs.png merc_43_ms66_fsb_anacs_r.png
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  3. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    ANACS is tough on these, but I say FSB
  4. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    comparing both examples has a lesson. I am happy with those pics though :)
  5. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    Pics show detail but no luster. I’m gonna guess 63, though, and assume that the lighting setup was bad. No FSB
  6. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    I fixed the lighting and the luster

  7. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    nobody is impresses with my artistry :)
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  8. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    I like this one much better
  9. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I had to go with AU.
  10. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    The 1943 is an MS66 FSB. But this coin is less FSB to me than the AU58

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    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

  12. Anthony Mazza

    Anthony Mazza Active Member

  13. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Boarder line 66 and FB
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  14. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I like it. Simple, sweet, and to the point! Minor rim dings, I voted MS-65
  15. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice Mercury dime. I'm guessing ANAC was tough on it, so I'm at 64. I'm also iffy on the FB as the middle band is the deciding factor and if they are hard on it, the mid point looks hit, so no full band. Other TPG may give it FB.
  16. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    For a coin I pulled out of the left overs bin, I am happy with it. I love good Mercs.
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  17. john65999

    john65999 Well-Known Member

    ms-66 fb imo
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