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Educational Post #1 updated

jdimmickjdimmick Posts: 9,542 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited May 14, 2022 5:09PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Last month, I was shown a collection that was off the market since the late 50's. A dealer friendof mine brought them by for me to submit, coins are back. let me know what you think, and Ill post results:


  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks all wrong to me, but I am not well versed on the merc dime so...

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,021 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Was that in a raymond-Waite album? Its just a wild guess here

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,529 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I vote added D as the mintmark appears to be a bit too high and away from the rim.


  • kazkaz Posts: 9,012 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OK the photos are really small, but it could be Die 3 and if the vertical axis was maintained when the coin was flipped to show the rev the die rotation looks about right. I would be more confident if there was a closeup of the mm area.

  • jdimmickjdimmick Posts: 9,542 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Sorry about the photo's, before I realized that I might want to show this for educational purposes, I had given him the coins back yesterday. Wish I would have taken a closer photo of the MM. I used the pics he originally sent me when he purchased the group to post here. The MM was added which I was pretty confident it had been, the big tell tale sign to me was the inner shape of the mintmark was incorrect, and just looked off.
    If I can get a close up pic from him of MM, Ill try and post it later.

  • Aspie_RoccoAspie_Rocco Posts: 3,252 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe it’s the toning or lighting, not sure but it looks odd on the obverse, but an interesting odd. I will speculate that it is not authentic since this is an educational post. If I am wrong I will learn something new. Win-win.
    Thanks for making these kind of posts.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was leery of the mm in the first picture, but wanted another close up. Since you confirmed added mm, then my suspicions were justified. Cheers, RickO

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