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Opinion Wanted: Raw 1916-D Mercury Dime

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 Posted 07/29/2018  09:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are so many fakes that I wouldn't even stop to consider that coin.
And the seller, well, he has a poor reputation.

ANY 1916-D dime should be slabbed.
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 Posted 07/29/2018  10:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The shape does appear wrong. The sad part is this seller has quite a following of loyal customers that will likely bid this coin above FMV and the winner will be happy with it....
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 Posted 07/29/2018  10:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kylecolb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have never bought from him, I was unaware he carries a bad reputation?

I try to buy slabbed coins anyways so I steer away from his raw coins.
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 Posted 07/29/2018  10:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add singingland to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi. New to the forum. What is the difference between slab and raw?

TIA,:)

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When it comes to GSO I'd never purchase their coins anyway because they're known to take very...generous photos of their coins, especially BU coins.

However, I would think that they'd be trustworthy enough to buy raw key date coins, I personally would bet on it being real, but I could be wrong. GSO has sold key dates before raw with no issues.

Elizabeth, a slabbed coin is a coin that has been authenticated, graded, and holdered by one of the top 4 Grading services (PCGS, NGC, ANACS, and ICG). Raw coins are not.

Generally when you purchase key date coins you would want to buy one thats been "slabbed" in one of their tamper proof holders so you dont have a question about the coins' authenticity(unless the holder itself is fake but that's pretty unlikely, at least less likely than a fake raw coin).
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 Posted 07/29/2018  11:24 am  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately you can buy as many fake slabbed 1916-D Mercs as you want.
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 Posted 07/29/2018  12:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kylecolb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the photographs GSO takes were always what threw me off. They always seem "doctored" to me.
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 Posted 07/29/2018  1:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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ANY 1916-D dime should be slabbed.

Or simply look here on this forum - as the OP did already - for learning how to tell if they are fakes. Its not rocket science.

No coin SHOULD be slabbed - its a nice option, but unnecessary.

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 Posted 07/29/2018  1:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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No coin SHOULD be slabbed - its a nice option, but unnecessary.

I disagree , I will buy a slabbed coin for it's authenticity not for it's grade .
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 Posted 07/29/2018  1:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Same. There are many frequently counterfeited coins that I would never buy raw.
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 Posted 07/29/2018  2:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thisistheshow to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


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Unfortunately you can buy as many fake slabbed 1916-D Mercs as you want.


Can you elaborate on this?
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 Posted 07/29/2018  5:39 pm  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 07/29/2018  5:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not an expert on this series - in particular the diagnostics for this key date coin.

That said - I tend to avoid raw key date coins such as that are outside my personal area of expertise.

That should suffice to protect all of you - raw or slabbed - knowledge is the key.
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 Posted 07/29/2018  6:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Go-Rebels to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Of the four die states, these genuine die states are the closest match. You tell me.



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 Posted 07/29/2018  6:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My consern would be the condition of the D does not match the grade condition of the coin. The D on this coin shows little wear compared to the rest of the coin. The D looks like it belongs on an AU or better coin.
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