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AU Mercury Dimes as FB

PwrHseProPwrHsePro Posts: 200 ✭✭✭✭
edited February 23, 2021 12:39PM in PCGS Set Registry Forum

Can/Does PCGS certify AU Merc's as being FB?

I have a PCGS certified AU55 that I really feel is an FB, but I don't see, other than 1916, listed in Coin Facts as being graded in that manner. #40171773

Thoughts?

I mainly collect raw Ancients, PCGS Mercury Dimes, and raw CSA'S... but have misc other sets...Jeffhttps://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/mysetregistry/set/215647https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/mysetregistry/showcase/8378

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    TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    According to the web site, https://www.pcgs.com/grades#gradeFB, it should only be MS60 and up. It could be a “mechanical error” where they labeled it FB accidentally.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,301 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The PCGS Price Guide also lists values for the 1925, 1935, 1935 D, 1942/1 and 1942/1 D in AU58 FB and shows pics of each in FB. The 1925 shows a population of 1, so it must be possible to have one graded FB. Perhaps their just isn't that many or perhaps they just started doing it. I would contact someone at PCGS...I know that's not easy these days. Your 1917 is a beautiful coin, btw.
    Jim


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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,301 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2, 2021 8:28AM

    wrong post


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice Merc dime... but at that grade, according to their site, they do not assign FB.... Though as @jesbroken pointed out... it has been so designated in the past. Query PCGS on that one... Cheers, RickO

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    WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,348 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PwrHsePro said:

    That is a superb looking coin. It definitely is a FB to me. As stated above, I would contact PCGS to see if they can explain why it cannot get the FG attribute.
    Wayne :)

    Kennedys are my quest...

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    PwrHseProPwrHsePro Posts: 200 ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you!

    I mainly collect raw Ancients, PCGS Mercury Dimes, and raw CSA'S... but have misc other sets...Jeffhttps://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/mysetregistry/set/215647https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/mysetregistry/showcase/8378

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