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I Wanted Just One Nice Mercury Dime, So I Got This One! (1940)

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 Posted 08/07/2022  4:49 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am a beginner on a budget, and I have wanted at least one super nice but doesn't-need-to-be-grade-70 Mercury dime. A dealer at the Bay State (MA) coin show last week had a binder with coins organized by date and grade, so I simply looked for the highest grade at the least price! This is the coin I ended up with for $15. I really like the design and the size appeals to my attraction to miniatures:

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 Posted 08/07/2022  5:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wallyb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin. What grade did the seller give it?
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 Posted 08/07/2022  5:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice example. Curious what grade the seller set for it.
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 Posted 08/07/2022  5:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"CH/BU"... should I not be using the term "grade"? Would "condition" be more correct?
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 Posted 08/07/2022  5:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MisterT to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks MS-65+ and FSB possibly. Nice grab for $15.
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 Posted 08/07/2022  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Check GaryVanWa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GaryVanWa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Mercs are a great design. Nice find.
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 Posted 08/07/2022  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice-looking example for sure.
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 Posted 08/07/2022  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

It would fit in with my all FSB set.
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 Posted 08/07/2022  8:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tunnioc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice, looks FSB too!
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 Posted 08/07/2022  8:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a great Mercury dime! I do the same thing. I try to get a nice version of each one of my sets. You did great for $15.
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 Posted 08/07/2022  8:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice MS Mercury dime just short of FSB .

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 Posted 08/07/2022  11:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful dime, it looks fresh from a roll! Generally, you should buy the best coin your money can afford. I say you did very well!


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"CH/BU"... should I not be using the term "grade"? Would "condition" be more correct?

Interesting that you pointed this out, I've never thought of the literal difference of the words grade and condition.

People use this term interchangeably; they can be interpreted as the same thing. If you walk around at a coin show throwing both words out in conversations, others will understand what you're talking about.

In my opinion through observations, the word condition is more general. Terms like Good, Fine, Uncirculated, etc. Grade is more specific with a numerical grade. G-4, F-12, MS-60, etc.
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 Posted 08/07/2022  11:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice pickup, that's a very attractive Mercury dime!

I use that strategy for my various type sets; getting examples with superior eye-appeal and in the highest grade that fits my budget. That helps reduce the chance of having regrets and later feeling the need to upgrade a coin!
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 Posted 08/08/2022  1:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ericgreen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a good looking dime!
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 Posted 08/08/2022  6:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sounds like I made a good purchase! :-) YAY!
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