Think this Mercury Dime makes ms65?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by swagge1, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. swagge1

    swagge1 Junior Member

    Sorry, its been awhile since I've posted. Ive been extremely busy. I picked up this dime at a local coin show last Saturday and it was slabbed by ICG. I asked the dealer how hard it would be to cross over and he said "It easily meets NGC and PCGS's standard of MS65" It only has 1 noticeable small bag mark on the cheek under 10X and a few very small hairlines on the torch bands. He suggested that I crack it out before I send it to NGC and not send it in the ICG slab. Here are the best pics I could take. I think it meets the FSB requirements as well. What do yall think? Would NGC have a problem giving this one an MS65 FSB?
     

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  3. swagge1

    swagge1 Junior Member

    8.jpg 6.jpg 7.jpg Rest of pics
     
  4. bradarv90

    bradarv90 Member

    I think MS65 FB is completely possible, if not higher.
     
  5. kookoox10

    kookoox10 ANA #3168546

    It's tough to gauge with all the glare. I take it was photographed through a 2x2? If I had to put a conservative grade on it, probably 64. The middle bands look good enough that it would get tagged with full splits.
     
  6. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    Looks like it could make 65 FSB. Your dealer was correct in telling you to get it out of the ICG holder before sending it in. Neither NGC or PCGS would ever admit that ICG got one correct.
     
  7. kookoox10

    kookoox10 ANA #3168546

    Much better photos, I don't see why you can't get a 65 FSB's on that one. Even from PCGS or NGC. And no distracting nicks on the devices or fields.
     
  8. swagge1

    swagge1 Junior Member

    Thanks for the replies. I searched ha.com auctions and looked at the mercury dimes graded MS65 and MS64. Most of the time I think this would easily make MS65, but there were some NGC graded MS64's that had me a bit concerned.

    EDIT on pic #1 you can see the slight bag mark on the cheek.
     
  9. kookoox10

    kookoox10 ANA #3168546

    I don't think you have anything to worry about, it's hardly noticeable. And besides, I've seen MS66 graded coins have small marks on them. I have a few lincolns myself with tiny nicks and marks.
     
  10. Merc Crazy

    Merc Crazy Bumbling numismatic fool

    On dimes, it's mostly about luster, and I honestly can't tell jack from those photo's.

    Here's an MS65FB that I own...

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    At any rate, a 65FB '45-S isn't really worth getting slabbed with a value under $100...
     
  11. swagge1

    swagge1 Junior Member

    Merc Crazy, thanks for the pics. And BTW, its a 1945 Micro-S, so I think its worth the slab :)
     
  12. VNeal

    VNeal Member

    MS65 FBL
    nice find
     
  13. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I think it would make MS65 FB but I would like to see a photo of the entire coin both obverse & reverse to judge rather than sections of the coin.
     
  14. Merc Crazy

    Merc Crazy Bumbling numismatic fool

    Ah, yes, in that case, slab that sucker. Nice find, what did you pay for it, out of curiosity?
     
  15. swagge1

    swagge1 Junior Member

    I talked him down to $460. It was in an ICG slab as MS65 FSB. These pics were taken after I cracked them out and put them in a 2X2. Leigh, Ill try to get better pics tomorrow. It has great luster and a really nice cartwheel effect. The only marks I can see are a slight bag mark ( visible in pic 1) and a very slight mark on the neck that looks like 2 pin pricks. The reverse is one of the best I've ever seen with a few faint hairlines on the very top of the bands. The diagonal bands have no marks that I can see which is very common in this series.
     
  16. swagge1

    swagge1 Junior Member

    Here is my attempt at better pics. I took my 10X loupe and put it over my iPhones camera eye. Also used a fluorescent light. I dont know why the iPhone rotates these pics 90 degrees.
     

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  17. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    Its hard to photgraph dimes but TURN OFF THE FLASH
     
  18. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    Its hard to photgraph dimes but TURN OFF THE FLASH. But from what I see there is no way it is a 66. It is I think a 63. There is a bag mark on the cheek or the liberty of the obverse
     
  19. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    Take it out of thip woth the plastic wrap!!!
     
  20. Merc Crazy

    Merc Crazy Bumbling numismatic fool

    What's going on to the left of IGWT?

    I'd say, based on the pics, it's a 64 at best.
     
  21. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    Try the same technique only use a digital camera, like an easyshare or something, and zoom in a bit.

    42_Merc_obv3.jpg 42_Merc_rev2.jpg
     
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