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Don't Shoot Me, Another 1916-D Mercury Question

 
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 Posted 07/30/2021  9:08 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jimcu to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
In the recent collection I got there were a dozen or so Dansco books witch were complete. Including, for example 2 books with all 1932 Quarter marks to start.
There were also 2 "Mercury" dime books. One was missing just the 1916-D and the other is complete. These are the best pics of the 1916-d. I have no idea how it was decided this was a D. I can't see it. I also believe the collector was far more informed than I am so I didn't want to disregard his assessment. I'd love to know what you think. I can add more pics if needed. I'm not asking anyone to authenticate it. I'm just wondering if you see anything that leads you to believe a mint mark is there - either real or fake. Thanks in advance.

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 Posted 07/30/2021  9:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wishful thinking? Pic is a little blurry on my phone, but I see no evidence of the fabled D mintmark.

Could we get a peek at the obverse, too?
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 Posted 07/30/2021  9:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jimcu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Obverse and closeup



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 Posted 07/30/2021  9:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. Still not seeing incontrovertible evidence that it's a genuine 1916-D, or any evidence at all. Maybe the original collector was tricked by the little open space near where the D should be?
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 Posted 07/30/2021  10:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1916-D Mercury dimes at this level of wear typically still show the D pretty clearly. This looks like a case of wishful thinking on the part of the previous owner.
Could be wrong, of course!
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 Posted 07/30/2021  10:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Give it up.



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 Posted 07/30/2021  10:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jimcu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's what I saw but didn't want to make that call on my own. Thanks guys. If you don't mind I could have more.
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 Posted 07/30/2021  11:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't see a D mintmark anywhere near, or on, this coin.
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 Posted 07/30/2021  11:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the top of an S to me.
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 Posted 07/31/2021  01:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep! Its a S.

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 Posted 07/31/2021  01:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Minnimarine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't even see a mint mark. I would say even if it was a D in that condition, if you cant identify the mint mark then its not a 1916 D. I'mno pro, but I would not believe it if I didn't see it.
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 Posted 07/31/2021  05:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Jimcu,
What is your coin photo taking set up? WADR, you need to find a better method. The better the photos you post the better we can help you.
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 Posted 07/31/2021  08:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Many people put a similar coin in the slot for coins such as the 16D. Not necessarily to fool anyone but just to show an almost complete set.
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 Posted 07/31/2021  12:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I don't even see a mint mark. I would say even if it was a D in that condition, if you cant identify the mint mark then its not a 1916

Or use silver test solution to reveal the mm like I did on the 1901o dime.
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 Posted 07/31/2021  1:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jimcu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
John. I'm just doing it with my IPhone. I have some cool varieties I'd like to show. Should I try photographing in a different way?
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 Posted 07/31/2021  1:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you have a USB microscope or a nice camera with macro play around with them. In fact play around with everything you got check your photo abilities.
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