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1926-S Mercury Dime For Grading Opinions

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 Posted 09/30/2022  6:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I sent this one to PCGS earlier this year. What would you grade her? I'll post their grade in a couple days.


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 Posted 09/30/2022  6:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
65 - 97% FB
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 Posted 09/30/2022  7:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinEnthusiast to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The reverse has a few more contact marks than I would probably expect on a gem coin, so I'll say MS-64+. As for the FSB designation, I'm no expert, but on the middle set of bands, I don't think there is full separation, so I would guess that this coin didn't qualify as a FSB example.
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 Posted 09/30/2022  8:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks MS-65 to me. Not FSB.
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 Posted 09/30/2022  8:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS65 works for me.
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 Posted 10/01/2022  09:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wallyb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS65 - 66
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 Posted 10/01/2022  09:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm in the MS65 no FSB box
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 Posted 10/01/2022  09:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smat45 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At least a 64...she's a beauty!
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 Posted 10/01/2022  10:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fenton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS-65 with a coin flip on FSB. I've seen plenty in FSB holders that don't really meet the technical definition.
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 Posted 10/01/2022  11:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add psuman08 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS-64 with a chance at FSB. As Fenton says, I've seen many in FSB holders with bands worse than this coin.
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 Posted 10/01/2022  11:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add one_fine_dime to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice specimen here for sure Zurie! Great strike, borderline full bands!
To me it looks like it was dipped at some point, not that this will effect PCGS's opinion per se. Seems like some impaired luster in the fields and not sure if the devices are fully lustrous. I'm guessing PCGS graded this anywhere between AU58 and MS63.
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 Posted 10/01/2022  2:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i just had to look at this one again. something was bothering me about the grades here. the neck is looking like it has some light wear on it and the glare may be overriding some of the surfaces especially on the reverse. I'm going to change my grade to AU58. I hope it came back MS for you Zurie but I think its borderline MS
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 Posted 10/01/2022  3:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First impression was MS-64. I noticed there aren't any heavy contact marks or distracting points, so I think it can make an MS-65.

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 Posted 10/02/2022  1:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's the reveal. There are a few scattered light hairlines on the neck and a tiny rim dent on the obverse at 11:00, so I think 65 would have been a stretch even with the excellent luster. But I was hoping for a FSB designation. Admittedly it's borderline, but I think it could have gone either way.

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 Posted 10/02/2022  4:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumismaticsFTW to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
panzaldi gets humbled again... I know, I know, your fail-safe is it's photos
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 Posted 10/02/2022  4:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add one_fine_dime to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm very much humbled NumismaticsFTW!

Zurie- glad to see PCGS graded this MS64! That is a rare beauty!
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