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Mercury Dimes - Full Band Clarification

 
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 Posted 09/24/2020  12:52 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Smack2k to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a bunch of 1930s and 1940s Mercury dimes and I was curious about full bands on the coins. From the picture shown here, is that considered full bands?




Thanks, just trying to get a good understanding of it.
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 Posted 09/24/2020  1:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just the opposite. The 3 horizontal bands need to be totally separated. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1916-Mercu...047675.l2557
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 Posted 09/24/2020  2:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it is only the 2 in the middle

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 Posted 09/24/2020  2:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I as well as others say all 3 bands, Top, Middle and Bottom must be split with no interruptions .
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 Posted 09/24/2020  3:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
, although the center bands tend to be the most problematic.
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 Posted 09/24/2020  3:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Smack2k to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OK, I get it now...

Thanks for the information.....helps me a lot
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 Posted 09/24/2020  9:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When in doubt, a digital microscope helps. Welcome to the forum!
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 Posted 09/25/2020  03:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't agree with the "cuts and marks" aspect of these designations. It's supposed to indicate how well struck it was, not whether it got a random hit afterwards.
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 Posted 09/25/2020  08:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There has been discussions in the past as to exactly how clear those bands should be. The one shown here in that post with a photo from PCGS is rather an almost perfect one. Most of them even in high MS grades tend to be a bit lesser in quality and clarity. Yet where does it become a really FSB coin? I have many in my FSB set that are close to all but some area a bit vague too.
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 Posted 10/05/2020  1:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Andrew99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
FBL on Franklins follow the same standards. If there is a cut across the bands, its not Full Split Bands. Otherwise, you could just scratch up that area and make a coin pass that otherwise wouldn't. If you disagree, fine. You can be the highest buyer of damaged Mercs on the market. That doesn't make you any more right.
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