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1945 Micro S Dime , Who Would Have Known ?

 
 
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 Posted 08/24/2019  7:29 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Not many people know that the 1945 micro s Mercury dime is an unexplained use of a punch originally intended for Philippine coins of 1907 though 1920 .
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 Posted 08/24/2019  8:20 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Huh. Who would have known.
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 Posted 08/24/2019  8:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. Do you have a link to an analysis of this?
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 Posted 08/24/2019  9:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add James Hicks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool. That is very interesting. Do you have a source? I want to tell my friends this and have some proof.
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 Posted 08/25/2019  02:03 am  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From Numismatic News:
https://www.numismaticnews.net/arti...-right-place

No real answer from them.

From NGC:
https://www.NGCcoin.com/coin-explor...s-coinid-15062

Just a mention that is the mintmark die punch from the Philippines used.

From PCGS Coin Facts: Nothing mentioned nor description information updated on the 1945-S Micro S yet.

From David Lange's book Mercury dimes:
https://archive.org/details/compgui...ng/page/n167

Discovered and reported by Bernard J. Maier in 1947. No mention of the Philippines punch used.

First discovery mention (Bernard J. Maier) on Page 244 March, 1947 Numismatist Magazine ANA:


Wikipedia: Mentions it being a punch used for coining Philippine coins at the turn of the century, refers to David Lange's book, where he doesn't mention Philippines.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_dime

Can't find much solid information to prove it was the Phillipines punch. I did find a bunch of references to 1945-S Micro S in Numismatic Scrapbook, (using NNP) and which I have a complete set of all issues, (but they are currently packed away in my storage unit, I have no easy access to search them all now).

Too many results from Coin World magazine, probably many from sales ads just listing "1945-S Micro S" no way to check all of them for articles.

Also many, many auction mentions - again probably 99% are just lot descriptions, no real information from my sampling a few various auctions.

RedBook - I am embarrassed to say I don't have a copy on hand to check at the moment, possibly information in it? Maybe someone with access to the Mega Red could verify?
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 Posted 08/25/2019  09:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok guys , you asked for it : I read it in the 2016 large print edition of The Red Book page #22 .
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 Posted 08/25/2019  12:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wikipedia has been updated with the correct reference. You're welcome.
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 Posted 08/26/2019  08:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
However, there are also very small other mint marks on many of the other Mercury dimes. Is that a similar explanation?
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Carl , other than the 1928-S & 1941-S there seems to be a few more dates that have large and small MM's but only the 1945-S is called a Micro S and normal S .
So good question , on those other dates were foreign coin MM's used ?
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 Posted 08/26/2019  09:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good question.
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