Grading Mercury Dimes
Below are the typical grading standards for Mercury Dimes.
G4 Good:Letters and date clear. Lines and bands in fasces are obliterated.
VG8 Very Good:One-half of sticks discernible in fasces.
F12 Fine:All sticks in fasces are defined. Diagonal bands worn nearly flat.
VF20 Very Fine:The two crossing diagonal bands must show.
EF40 Extremely Fine:Diagonal bands show only slight wear. Braids and hair before ear show clearly.
AU50 About Uncirculated:Slight trace of wear. Most mint luster is present.
MS63 Select Uncirculated:No trace of wear. Light blemishes. Attractive mint luster.
MS65 Choice Uncirculated:Only light scattered marks that are not distracting. Strong luster, good eye appeal.
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