Over 40 years ago, my brother "found" for me a 1917-D dime in EF condition. It soon became one of my favorites. I never asked how or why he had it, but it soon became a favorite of mine. Fast forward to 1987 or so. I had bought my first house, so I went picked up what remained of my childhood coin collection from my parents. The 1917-d was no where to be found. Fast forward another decade. The coin turned up, and I sent it to ANACS for grading. It came back in a PVC body bag, thanks to the 1960's era flip I had left it in. So in 2007, I decided to replace it, and bought another coin advertised as Choice BU. It was, alas, cleaned, so it went back to the seller. Last week, I bought an NGC-63 copy. Here's what I got: Larger photos at: http://picasaweb.google.com/mike.benveniste/SlushPile#5543947508161677634 http://picasaweb.google.com/mike.benveniste/SlushPile#5543947575563806978 This coin is perhaps the oddest of the bunch. The reverse is rotated by 15-20%, but what really concerns me is what appears to be a gouge and even a spot of wear on the obverse. So what do y'all think? Is the 1917-D dime just a cursed date for me, or am I expecting too much from an MS-63?