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1924-D Mercury Dime: 2 Specimens To Consider

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 Posted 12/08/2019  8:29 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add one_fine_dime to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
These are both currently available via different sellers.

The first one is PCGS AU58. I recently posted the second one, a raw coin, in the grading forum here:http://goccf.com/t/361964

The first one is $20 more than the second one, and the seller has this to say about it:
"Brilliant Satiny Luster, Light Rub, Faint Greenish Patina. A brilliant satiny offering struck from eroded dies. Light rub is seen on the cheek and bust's shoulder line"

Let me know your thoughts: which one do you like better and why, etc. Thanks!


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12/08/2019 10:32 pm
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 Posted 12/08/2019  8:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sasquatch to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
While the top coin is AU I still like the bottom toned dime. It has a much better strike with fb.
I think the toning gives it character.
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 Posted 12/08/2019  9:01 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coin #2 is finer by a fair margin. It has FSB and superior eye appeal.
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 Posted 12/09/2019  02:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coin #2, because it appears to be a better strike.
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 Posted 12/09/2019  05:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like the bottom coin.
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 Posted 12/09/2019  07:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JJuliano to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Take door #2. I like the color. Not sure about the FSB though.
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 Posted 12/09/2019  10:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
#2, The color is better, the devices less mushy, and the rims are sharp. #1 has a washed out appearance, is lacking fine detail and the rims are weak and rounded over almost blending into the field between RT on the obv. It's all about eye appeal, #2's got it, #1 is blah.
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 Posted 12/09/2019  10:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with #2. Sharper strike and much nicer eye appeal.
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 Posted 12/09/2019  10:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
#2. Nice eye appeal and sharper strike

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 Posted 12/09/2019  10:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree #2 is the better coin, but it's too dark for me. I really don't favor either.
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 Posted 12/10/2019  09:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you wanted to buy one, as you may know by all the replies, #2.
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 Posted 12/10/2019  12:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add one_fine_dime to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for everyone's thoughts on this! Very helpful.

Here's an update. I emailed the dealer yesterday evening, as I wanted to chat on the phone about the coin today, just to ask about the luster. AU58 should have nearly full luster and I just can't see any in this straight-on 2-D photo (coin #2 we're talking here). I think the toning is interesting, but I feel luster on an AU58 is more important to me than toning. So I'm guessing when the coin is tilted and catches the light, luster is evident...otherwise, how would it make AU58?

He emails back today:
"Sorry to say the 24 D 10c sold yesterday in the store towards the end of the day and wasn't invoiced until this morning which is why it was still showing on the website"


Timing is everything my friends.


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If you wanted to buy one, as you may know by all the replies, #2.

Yeah, but do you like it? I know you are a veteran Mercury dime collector just carl, do you have toned coins like this in your collections?
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 Posted 12/11/2019  12:06 pm  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How much was the toner going for ?
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 Posted 12/11/2019  12:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add one_fine_dime to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The toned bottom coin went for $120. I guess when you sit on the fence too long, sometimes you miss out. Odd coincidence the coin sells the same day I inquire about it.
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 Posted 12/11/2019  7:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
While it's extremely tough to compare coins based on a photograph, like the rest I would have gone for the raw one. $120 was a shade on the higher side of average for one graded. This one an AU50 in my opinion.
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 Posted 12/12/2019  10:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just curious... were either of these listed as FSBs? It's hard to see the fine details of the bands in the photos. Coin #2 I would say is not FSB, coin #1, hard to tell, what's the stab say? Usually FSB are distinct and sharp. There's no such thing as an "almost FSB". Well, sellers might say "almost" but the term almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.
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