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1942 S Mercury Dime

 
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 Posted 09/15/2021  02:12 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add PNWHiker to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this gem in my register just a minute ago. I thought it looked cleaner than it is before I took the photos. About what would yall grade her at?

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 Posted 09/15/2021  04:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find. Looks to be worth about $3 or $4.http://www.numismedia.com/rarecoinp...proof=&plus=
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 Posted 09/15/2021  05:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find for face value. Grade XF to low AU

To clarify what appears to be a misunderstanding in your topic title - the 'W' seen on the obverse is the first initial of the coin designer last name ( Adolph Weinman).

If you look on the reverse to the right of ONE you'll see the 'S' mintmark making this coin a 1942-S that was struck in San Francisco.
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 Posted 09/15/2021  05:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PNWHiker to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I finally noticed that. Its from San Francisco!
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 Posted 09/15/2021  06:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I can't help with grading, but I did want to congratulate you on a super find in the wild. Well done.
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 Posted 09/15/2021  06:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PNWHiker to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At first nonchalant glance I assumed canadian. Then got super stoked when I noticed. My coworkers asked if everything was ok haha
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 Posted 09/15/2021  07:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I could go with low to mid AU. Outstanding find.
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 Posted 09/15/2021  08:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow , nobody thought it was plated at one time AU-58 Details . I could be wrong .

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 Posted 09/15/2021  08:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say AU-58.
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 Posted 09/15/2021  09:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I thought it looked cleaner than it is before I took the photos.
Join the club! I feel this way about a lot of coin shots I take. Downside to grading via photos. Some show and exaggerate the most minute and irrelevant marks, others can hide them.

Grade wise, I'm in the AU camp, looks like it might have been cleaned/lightly polished at one point. Worth a small premium over melt. A great find in the wild!
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 Posted 09/15/2021  11:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
cool find. AU58. not sure if the overall eye appeal due to all the field marks will knock it to AU55 or pull a details designation.
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 Posted 09/15/2021  8:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add psuman08 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it looks polished. AU details - but a great find!
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 Posted 09/16/2021  06:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kenwright396 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU58 to me.
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 Posted 09/17/2021  4:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU58 my guess is someone got it as ms and rubbed it with their shirt of whatever and therefore the rub and polished look.
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 Posted 09/17/2021  7:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
IF graded problem free, then I say AU-53.
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 Posted 09/21/2021  4:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find! I'd have to say AU-58 and maybe details-cleaned
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