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Will they straight grade? 4 of 9 Mercuries that are off to PCGS tomorrow. Grades Popped 12-4.

FairlanemanFairlaneman Posts: 10,393 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 4, 2021 1:17PM in U.S. Coin Forum




The 29D was dipped in Acetone to get rid of the greenish stuff.

Thanks Much.


  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,961 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think they will straight grade


  • Yes, I think they will straight grade. That is some very nice toning.
    My guesses are 66, 65, 65FB, 66. (it is hard to tell with the toning)

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  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    All good IMO.

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,383 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes most likely they will, but I don't see better than a 64 and only one possible FB. Hope you post the results in a few months as it will be interesting to see how these grade.

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  • airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,756 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If any don’t I could see the first being environmental damage. The others look like they should pretty handily get through.

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  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,051 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Look ok to me. I think so.

  • MrBlusterMrBluster Posts: 317 ✭✭✭

    I believe they will strait grade. Good luck

  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,395 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don’t know the series but would say yes and then for the record:

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,326 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm with Ricko on these. To me, dimes need to be blast white. Don't know why I think that. Perhaps I think it is very distracting to have toning on such a small coin.

    best of luck,
    bob :)

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  • OldIndianNutKaseOldIndianNutKase Posts: 2,683 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To me not much eye appeal on any of these coins. Perhaps they will straight grade but much better examples exist.

  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,645 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1936: MS64.
    1925: MS65 FB.
    1916: MS65 FB.
    1929-D: MS66 (close, but not quite full bands).

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do believe they will straight grade....Thought the obverse of the first one is a tough call. Too much tarnish for me on those Mercs.... Cheers, RickO

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,186 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 18, 2021 5:55AM

    None of them appeal to me - badly tarnished, unattractive. They will only get worse as time goes on. Environmental damage? It’s a foregone conclusion.

    I do think they may have chance to straight grade considering like slabbed material I have seen on the bourse. However the obv of first one so horrible just don’t know.

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  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,117 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe that they all will straight grade.
    A good shot on the '16 for FB.

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  • MonsterCoinzMonsterCoinz Posts: 1,503 ✭✭✭✭✭

    64, 64FB, 64FB, 65

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  • FairlanemanFairlaneman Posts: 10,393 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Grades popped 12-4. Grades in original first post. They went at about what I thought they would.


  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,961 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice grades 👍🏻


  • ThreeCentSilverFLThreeCentSilverFL Posts: 1,655 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats, you have a good eye. The ‘16 is very pleasing in my opinion.

  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,582 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool batch of Merc's!
    I think they'll all straight grade but only the '16 will receive the Full Bands designation?
    Good Luck ;)

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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,147 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @joeykoins the grades are posted above the photo of each coin already.

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  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,582 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gumby1234 said:
    @joeykoins the grades are posted above the photo of each coin already.

    Ok, thanks. :)

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  • TonerGuyTonerGuy Posts: 590 ✭✭✭

    Congrats. Nice grades. And it further confirms that I cant grade Merc Dimes to save my life... I would have thought coins 1 & 2 were AUs...

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,660 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 5, 2021 9:43AM

    Congrats on the AWESOME grades!!

    I like the color of the '36!!

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