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Mercury Monday: 1916-D Mercury Dime PCGS MS67 Full Bands CAC

 
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Both sides of this coin are alive with mint frost that shimmers beneath rich orange-gold, olive, and blue-gray toning. Every feature is fully struck, and the all-important central bands are razor-sharp. The surfaces are smooth enough to suggest an even higher grade.



Four different reverse dies are known for the 1916-D dime coinage, and all four are illustrated in David Lange's The Complete Guide to Mercury dimes. The upper left serif of the repunched mintmark is minutely notched, and matches Die 2 illustrated in Lange's reference.

Among regular issue U.S. 20th century coins, the 1916-D has a remarkably low mintage of only 264,000 pieces. Only a few other key date issues have similar or lower mintages, and all are rarities in high demand. The 1916-D Mercury dimes were all released in November 1916, with production halted so that a sudden request for quarters could be filled. The Treasury Department submitted an order late in the year for 4 million quarter dollars. The quarters struck at Denver were, of course, the older Barber-design coins, and that is the only denomination the Mint produced for the balance of the year.
Demand for the 1916-D Mercury dimes is partly due to the low mintage, and partly due to their status as first-year-of-issue type coins. Many type collectors seek only first-year coins, while others choose only key dates for their collections.

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Hard to find words beyond "Oh my!".
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No other word for this! Beautiful!!

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Now That's a True Beauty .
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Love the condition, would prefer blast white.
Nice sharp strike around the area of Lib's ear, which is what you would expect with fresh master dies, from which the working dies have been hubbed.
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Beauty example. I'm with sel though, not a fan of the toning.
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WOW - love the detail of that coin! Much nicer than my G04 16D but I'm not a fan of toned coins.
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To each their own, but I'm not sure why some folks would prefer an obviously dipped coin over this Mary Poppins (practically perfect) coin with lovely toning.
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Did just_carl finally get one of his Merc's graded?
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I would gladly put a marker in my Dansco if this were the coin representing that spot!



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