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1916 D Mercury Dime.

 
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 Posted 12/11/2019  3:28 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Bigj402 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
One of my grandpas coins from his collection guy at the coin just wondering if its worth grading the guy at the coin store was trying to get me to sell it to him for $3500

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 Posted 12/11/2019  3:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SeatedNut to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's very hard to assign a grade encased in plastic and small pictures. This variety is widely counterfeited/altered as it is rare and expensive.

If genuine and untampered, it is most likely EF45-AU55 ($6K - $8K). Again, it's very hard to make an accurate assessment with those pictures. If you can free it from the plastic and take some close-ups, we could offer better opinions.

If you intend to sell it, get it certified and graded first ( PCGS). That way you can eliminate the low-ball offers.
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 Posted 12/11/2019  3:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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To bring max money your coin needs to be third party graded. It may also need expert, professional conservation.

Under no circumstances should you do ANYTHING to this coin to try and make it "shiny and purty". Do not clean it, wipe it or mess with it! To do so WILL destroy a significant portion of its value.

Your Grandpa had a good eye for value! Congrats!
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 Posted 12/11/2019  4:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bigj402 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I Know the pictures are not clean I will post some more the back is clean and has full band.
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 Posted 12/11/2019  4:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply




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 Posted 12/11/2019  6:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 12/11/2019  9:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF..hope grandpas collection is large and filled with more coins of that level...
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 Posted 12/11/2019  10:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add one_fine_dime to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


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One of my grandpas coins from his collection guy at the coin just wondering if its worth grading the guy at the coin store was trying to get me to sell it to him for $3500

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I Know the pictures are not clean I will post some more the back is clean and has full band.


We'd all LOVE to see better photos, but just from these pics and your description of full bands, I'm just gonna guess, it's possible you're somewhere in this range:
https://coins.ha.com/itm/mercury-di...bnail-071515
At AU53, coins like this are selling from $6K to $8K depending on split/full bands, etc. Graysheet value which is what dealer's sell to each other is showing just under $7K for AU53.
Your coin could go higher, need better close up in focus photos to confirm. like others have said, don't touch the surfaces with anything whatsoever.

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 Posted 12/11/2019  11:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


I think the coin is genuine, although a better reverse pic is needed. The 1916-D Merc is one of the most counterfeited US coins ever, so authentication is a must. I recommend PCGS, and you can go to their site for a list of authorized dealers that can submit it on your behalf. If genuine, Its likely a high XF piece, maybe AU depending on how much luster there is. The 1916-D is VERY tough to locate in mid grades like this. Most of them are heavily circulated so this is a really cool find!
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 Posted 12/11/2019  11:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add James Hicks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Try to get it authenticated. If it is fake, I am not sure what you will be charged, but if it is real, it is a worthwhile investment to get it graded. Then, find the best way to sell it. Remember, people in pawn shops are looking to make a few quick bucks. If they gave you that high of an offer, they KNOW it is worth more. Nice find!
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 Posted 12/12/2019  10:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I too would like to see better photos especially of the reverse before making comments as to value. That said, as already mentioned, this is one of the most counterfeited coins around, and we're not going to tell if it is real or not from photos alone. Send it in to be graded and let us know the results. Good luck!

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 Posted 12/13/2019  09:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

And WOW! If that is real, it's worth a lot. Glad you didn't sell it to that guy that offered that low amount. Have it graded by PCGS.
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