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1917-S Mercury Dime question


Opinions welcome on the following Dime:

Seems to me that the S mint mark looks a little off compared to other 1917 S dimes I have seen.

Thank you,


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    yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 28, 2022 3:45PM

    A larger photo from its Heritage auction appearance may be helpful.

    Can you be more specific about what you don't like about the mm?

    • Shape?
    • Size?
    • Position?
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    P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here’s one from CoinFacts that seems to have similar placement.

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    StrikeOutXXXStrikeOutXXX Posts: 3,352 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't have my books handy, so shooting from the hip, but the 1917s came in 2 varieties so to speak. For the obverse there were both a higher and a lower relief. For the reverse, there were leftover 1916 reverse dies with a small S crunched up to the olive branch, and then 1917 reverse dies with a slightly different S more centered between the rim and the olive branch.

    I'm not sure if anyone designates the differences, I'm sure a better Merc variety fan will have better details or pictures.


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    baseballjeffbaseballjeff Posts: 1,075 ✭✭✭

    Thank you everyone for the feedback! I just purchased this coin from eBay, and felt like I took a gamble with the poor picture quality.


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    yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 28, 2022 4:17PM

    If you use the PCGS Cert Verification
    you will see that it sold in a Heritage auction in 2013 for $485.

    And if you create a free account at Heritage,
    you can see the fairly high resolution photos.

    These can be helpful tools for buying and selling.

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,188 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gorgeous coin! Enjoy it!


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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice Merc dime... amazing luster. Cheers, RickO

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