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Resource For Mercury Dime

 
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 Posted 10/30/2020  7:11 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add shantiom to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found a merc dime in a roll of wrapped wheat penny's and don't know where to start for research, here is the coin. Is there a reference book to learn the coin and possibly varieties?
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 Posted 10/30/2020  7:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 1944 Mercury dime is a fairly common coin even into MS-65/66 levels. As the mint mark is on the reverse, I can't tell if your coin was struck at Philadelphia, Denver or San Francisco. In any case, it's a common coin.

From your image, your example appears to my eyes to be in About Uncirculated (AU) condition.

I think a good starting reference for you would be Whitman Publishing's A Guide Book of Mercury dimes, Standing Liberty quarters and Liberty Walking half dollars. It provides solid background information on the coin, a grading guide and a review of the coin by date and mint mark. It also includes discussion of major varieties in the series (varieties, however, are not the focus of the book and not all currently recognized are included). You should be able to locate a copy for under $25.00.


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 Posted 10/30/2020  9:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add shantiom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@commems Thank you for the suggestions and guidance, including the photo grade of the obverse, as your mentioned, I also have attached the reverse. I do know about full bands enough to know they are not present in the middle. Any guidance on what are considered High points and focal points?
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 Posted 10/31/2020  04:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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 Posted 10/31/2020  07:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The famous Red Book by Whitman Publishing should be sufficient. There are other web sites and even books on that coin but for a starter, the Red Book should do. And yes that middle band is the one that is usually all messed up. For example a 1945 from Phily, with out that middle band is very, very common. With that middle band being clear, the value sky rockets.
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 Posted 10/31/2020  3:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also the Cherry Pickers Guide is useful.
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