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Dimes stored for over 50 years, what is the grade?

PppPpp Posts: 443 ✭✭✭✭

Today I acquired many uncirculated rolls of dimes, quarters and half’s that have been stored away for over 50 years.

These are representative pictures of 1945s mercury dimes, and 1955s Roosevelt dimes. I will start another post for some other coins.
What grade do you think the coins are based on these pictures?
Are any of mercury dimes fbs?


  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,832 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 1, 2021 3:27PM

    '55s A - 65
    check out lowest oak leaf - also check out roosevelt's ear

    ;55s B - too dark for a decent opinion. guess at least a 66

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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,070 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The pictures don’t allow for accurate assessment of the coins.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    here is the 1955 - S dime in pcgs coinfacts

    there are jumbo pictures of more coins in more grades if you click the "View More Images" link under the center image

    these image files are quite large and will take some time for each to load, and there are many, many on the page.

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  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,832 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,276 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Typical BU roll examples.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

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  • PppPpp Posts: 443 ✭✭✭✭

    Sorry, about the picture quality when I started this post. I have attached other pictures and hope these are good enough for some more comments on grade and if any variety is seen. Unfortunately, when I downloaded the pictures in order they don’t appear that way, not sure why that happened.

    Thank you msmorrisine for your comments and advice. I have used pcgs photos and ngc variety sites as reference but I think I will get a better result asking people in this forum. I find many times especially on pcgs the differences between coins of the same grade are confusing especially when looking at things like fbls or fbs.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,327 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TomB said:
    Typical BU roll examples.


    I would expect all the coins to be 63 to 65 with no FBL or FSB. showing us a few random coins isn't going to accomplish anything. You need to find the exceptional coin in the roll, if there is one.

    BU examples of those coins are common. You need exceptional which means learning to grade properly and going through them one by one.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice BU coins.... As above, looking at a couple of examples does not mean there are not better coins in the roll. Your second set of pictures were improved, but a lot of glare from bright lighting. I am no expert on coin photography, but there are many members here who are amazing photographers. Check out the pictures and discussions on 'how to' take great pictures. Cheers, RickO

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