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Opinions On The Mercury Dime 1942/1 Over Date

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 Posted 11/30/2019  3:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EarlyTurban to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with what's been already noted above - the coin looks like it's been cleaned/dipped out and since retoning. Hard to tell by the images if hairlined, but looks too "shiny" in the profile/right obverse fields & devices to not cause some hesitation.

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 Posted 11/30/2019  9:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've decided to pass, for the money for this one I can get a few other things.
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 Posted 12/02/2019  2:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I've decided to pass, for the money for this one I can get a few other things.
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 Posted 12/09/2019  03:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You have come a long way from not being interested in error coins to considering this one. There is just something that grabs you with this variety, does it not? I don't have a 42/1, but for the right price I would love to have one in my collection. But I agree with others, $500 doesn't feel right on this particular coin. Be careful as lots of counterfeits exist. If you have a dealer you can trust 100%, then don't bother with a slabbed one (I'm not big on stabs in general). When the right coin comes along for the right price, you'll know it. Best of luck to you in your search!
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 Posted 12/09/2019  2:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Merclover, I blame you :) I actually don't have any error coins, but there are 2 I would get, the 1942/1 (not the D) and the 1955 LWC.

I would get this one but at $500, I can get a few more things I want. If I can find one for around $300 I'll get it. $500 puts it into the price that I would rather get it slabbed.
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 Posted 12/09/2019  2:52 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Poindexter here. Technically both the 1942/1 Merc and 1955 DDO and both varieties and doubled dies. Class 3 and 1 respectively.
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 Posted 12/09/2019  7:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm happy to accept the blame for turning you on to the 42/1 :) I too would like the 55 double date as well. I am fairly active looking through rolls of cents searching for errors. I realise the odds of a 55 double date turning up in the wild are close to nil, but I keep searching and hoping. The second one I find will be coming your way!
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 Posted 12/10/2019  4:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add one_fine_dime to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey there fellow Mercury dime collectors!


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The dark splotchy flat surfaces, dark areas by the various devices, and polished.


Yep, pretty much what I thought when I looked at it. The broken and faded spots of toning and polished look definitely suggests it has been cleaned. Too bad.
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