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Is This A Known Mercury Dime Error? (194x)

 
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 Posted 03/11/2021  6:25 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add FlyingTiger to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I can't find any information on this Mercury dime I have. What would this type of error be called? Could it be the only one known? Could it have any value? I have seen some Mercury error coins going for a few hundred or even thousands. Any information would be helpful.

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 Posted 03/11/2021  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just looks like wear to me.

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 Posted 03/11/2021  6:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you show us full pics of both sides of the coin, please - these may reveal other clues. At first glance, maybe just a minor grease-fill issue, but further pics will help.



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 Posted 03/11/2021  6:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add FlyingTiger to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I looked at it very close with a jewelers loop and the last two digits of the date are missing not smudged off.It does look like a 4 though.And it's a San Francisco mint mark.
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 Posted 03/11/2021  6:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add FlyingTiger to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry about the pictures I was having much trouble just uploading that one.It was to large at first.
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 Posted 03/11/2021  6:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just pulled these pics off ebay, that's how they wear at the date...


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So it could of had grease on the die?
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 Posted 03/11/2021  6:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add FlyingTiger to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
But those pictures kinda show wear on the rim also,maybe?
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 Posted 03/11/2021  6:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add FlyingTiger to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the replies and helping me get answers.
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 Posted 03/11/2021  7:17 pm  Show Profile   Check Tanman2001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Tanman2001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking it's a combination of a weak strike and circulation wear. As Bobby pointed out; fairly common on the Mercury dimes.

Although, it's likely more a result of being a weak strike IMO. Check out this uncirculated 1920-D 10c that has similar weakness on the date: https://images.PCGS.com/CoinFacts/3...256_2200.jpg
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 Posted 03/11/2021  7:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As Bobby and Tanman says,

Basically the last 2 digits of the date are close to the peripheral, the die tends to worn out quicker around it, even on some mint state coin, there are weakly strike example in that area.

Circulation will quickly erode the dates.
I have search through many bags of 1,000 Mercury dimes, and these are very common.

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