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1945 S Mercury Dime: Trumpet S or S/S?

 
 
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 Posted 09/13/2018  5:13 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CinM to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can you help me identify the MM on this dime and I'd like to know if you see any doubling on the lettering, especially the D and E in United. Also, is it safe or recommended to clean the MM to see it more clearly? Thanks everyone.





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 Posted 09/13/2018  5:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
D is MD and MM is just smushed, regular MM, same punch was used if am not mistaken...


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 Posted 09/13/2018  5:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CinM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, Thanks Crazyb0! I was under impression that there were 4-5 different MMs for 1945 Mercury dime. ...mini, nob, trumpet, inverted, and s over vertical s. Is that correct?
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 Posted 09/13/2018  5:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cleaning = removing metal = ruins coin.

I have been able to get the gunk away from many mint marks like this using a porcupine quill. The quill is soft enough not to scratch the coin. Some people use a toothpick, but compared to the porcy-quill, the toothpick is like trying to manipulate a log to get the gunk. Most quill ends can fit inside the loops of a D or S. Note they vary in size and diameter.

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Just one lasts for a lot of coins since the quills are tough. I have been using the same batch of 50 now for years.

Oh - the only time I have scratched a coin is when I pushed the gunk around and there was something in the gunk that could scratch. Same happens with a toothpick.
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 Posted 09/13/2018  5:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The inverted is a 1946, not 45. Read this thread and links
http://goccf.com/t/232912
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 Posted 09/13/2018  7:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CinM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info on the quills. Crazyb0, Thanks for the link. I read the info on the different 45 S MM's on this thread post from macmercury. http://goccf.com/t/69383

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There is a Inverted S for 45, but since it isn't rare and popular among most Mercury dimes collector, so is the price.

The real tough one to find is the S over horizontal S.

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 Posted 09/14/2018  3:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CinM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks macmercury! So, do you think I have the knob/ball, trumpet or ?
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 Posted 09/16/2018  7:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Knob Tail "S"

Three mintmark styles are found for 1945-S dimes. The Knob-Tail S used for the majority of 1944-S dimes is also the most common this year. The Trumpet-Tail S used previously in 1941-43 is the rarest of the three.

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 Posted 09/17/2018  4:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CinM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks!
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