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I don't recall seeing very many off-center mercury dimes

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 Posted 03/06/2012  5:36 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add scubu to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Stumbled on this today...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200723285608/

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 Posted 03/06/2012  6:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CaptainFwiffo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool! At first I thought the obverse had rolling machine damage, but that must be from the collar (the reverse die was the hammer on Mercury dimes).
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 Posted 03/06/2012  7:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jasper62 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes I agree you don't see many of these that's why I was the first bidder on this puppy
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 Posted 03/07/2012  08:16 am  Show Profile Check robbudo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add robbudo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i found one that was 5% off center and sold it for $100. can't imagine what this is going to sell for!
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 Posted 03/07/2012  10:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For some reason major errors on mercury's, buffalo's, and standing liberty's tend to be much scarcer than other series. Why this is true I do not know.
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 Posted 03/10/2012  9:47 pm  Show Profile Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fred Weinberg usually has a few in inventory http://www.fredweinberg.com/ he sells them for around $500.00-850.00 on average.
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 Posted 03/27/2012  6:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JoeyZ76 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thats a very nice Mercury!
Heres a few that I have







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 Posted 03/27/2012  6:36 pm  Show Profile Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just saw my friend Fran Leone has a really nice double stuck Mercury for sale at a fair price, I'm not after one but if you are here you go:
http://1793.com/inventory_errors.htm
Tell him I sent you, (not that I get anything other than a thanks from him), Frank is an honest and great coin dealer!
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 Posted 03/27/2012  7:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I collect World coins.
Come to think of it, you don't see grossly off centre coins in good quality silver from ANY country.

Such errors are far more common in base metals, and the availability of these is much greater from Great Britain and the U.S. Probably due to the huge numbers minted.
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 Posted 03/27/2012  8:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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For some reason major errors on mercury's, buffalo's, and standing liberty's tend to be much scarcer than other series. Why this is true I do not know.

That is sort of odd, isn't it. I've got well over 3,000 Mercury dimes and the main thing I've found in the way of errors is that about 25% have rotated reverses. Anywhere from a few degrees to about 90. None are off centered at all. Seldom any RPM's, double died or some of the more common type of errors. Lots of large and small mint marks are popping up lately though. Sort of the same thing with Buffalo nickels too.
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 Posted 03/28/2012  04:40 am  Show Profile Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow JoeyZ76 that broadstruck one sure is a beauty! Thanks for sharing the photo!
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