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1941 s Mercury Dime Large S FS-511?

HenryOHenryO Posts: 80 ✭✭✭

Slow day at the office, so I was looking over some "dreck" mercs I bought in bulk last year. I have since almost filled a Whitman folder, and have recently started to get interested in varieties. Have I stumbled upon a large S variety here?


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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 7, 2021 2:28PM

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    seanqseanq Posts: 8,576 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks right to me, though I have only seen them in low grades. Nice pick up.

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    keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes

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    Looking for Top Pop Mercury Dime Varieties & High Grade Mercury Dime Toners. :smile:
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    blaircountycoinblaircountycoin Posts: 219 ✭✭✭

    100% Yes. Nice find!

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    cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,891 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice! Now find that S on a 1943 :smile:

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    HenryOHenryO Posts: 80 ✭✭✭

    @cmerlo1 said:
    Nice! Now find that S on a 1943 :smile:

    Like this? o:)


    I actually got lucky and was the only bid on this one last week. Its what got me to looking through what I had and sparked the interest in the varieties.

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    cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,891 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @HenryO said:

    @cmerlo1 said:
    Nice! Now find that S on a 1943 :smile:

    Like this? o:)
    I actually got lucky and was the only bid on this one last week. Its what got me to looking through what I had and sparked the interest in the varieties.

    That's awesome! The 1943-S trumpet-tail is really rare. I've only ever found one, an AU, after looking at lots of 1943-S dimes over the years.

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    HenryOHenryO Posts: 80 ✭✭✭

    @cmerlo1 said:

    @HenryO said:

    @cmerlo1 said:
    Nice! Now find that S on a 1943 :smile:

    Like this? o:)
    I actually got lucky and was the only bid on this one last week. Its what got me to looking through what I had and sparked the interest in the varieties.

    That's awesome! The 1943-S trumpet-tail is really rare. I've only ever found one, an AU, after looking at lots of 1943-S dimes over the years.

    Wow, I did not know it was that hard to find! I guess I was lucky that day. No one else bid so I got it for $5.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks as if you cherrypicked yourself on that one.... and good catch on the '43. Cheers, RickO

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    vulcanizevulcanize Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 4, 2023 8:33PM

    @cmerlo1 said:
    That's awesome! The 1943-S trumpet-tail is really rare. I've only ever found one, an AU, after looking at lots of 1943-S dimes over the years.

    Editing this post to say that my 1943 s/s in an ANACS slab seems to look like a Ball serif S over a trumpet tail S but picture is not very clear.
    Is it my imagination? Would really appreciate inputs from the experts on it.
    Thanks in advance.
    Cheers.

    :smile:

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @HenryO said:

    @cmerlo1 said:

    @HenryO said:

    @cmerlo1 said:
    Nice! Now find that S on a 1943 :smile:

    Like this? o:)
    I actually got lucky and was the only bid on this one last week. Its what got me to looking through what I had and sparked the interest in the varieties.

    That's awesome! The 1943-S trumpet-tail is really rare. I've only ever found one, an AU, after looking at lots of 1943-S dimes over the years.

    Wow, I did not know it was that hard to find! I guess I was lucky that day. No one else bid so I got it for $5.

    fun fact. while it is called a large S and truly, it is larger than the normal smaller S, this S punch is actually called a trumpet tail, which is why i posted one above. ;)

    the actual large S has a straight large serif at both ends of the S, not a ball like the trumpet tail does at the bottom. If it had a ball at the top and bottom of the S, it is then the Ball Serif S.

    we see these 3 types all over coinage of this era.

    just one of those inconsistencies, ya know.

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