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A Good Write-Up on Finest 1942/1 Mercury Dime

There's a very good write-up, and pix of the finest 1942/1 Mercury Dime, a NEWP at MonsterCoinMart.
They're attracting some incredible coins and sets, and Justin's photos are top notch.

Read the history at: http://monstercoinmart.com/Index.html


  • wondercoinwondercoin Posts: 16,558 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks RC.

    Justin is doing a great job with his near 7 year old business now. I’m biased, but I think his pics are right up there with the best of them. He might not have the most expensive equipment, but I think it’s the man behind the camera even more than the “state of the art” equipment alone. Similar to the fighter pilot in the cockpit vs. the more state of the art fighter jet (at least that’s what I learned from watching Top Gun 2). 😆


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  • FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,499 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @keyman64 said:
    You pulled me into the thread with a very misleading thread title. Lol Congrats on a nice acquisition though.

    I don't think that he owns the coin. It is quite attractive though.

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Curious to discover whether this coin could be a Hansen target?

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 18, 2022 11:10AM

    monster overdate.

    what is the blue/milky stuff?


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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RegistryCoin... Wow... that is a beauty. Thanks for the history and great pictures. Cheers, RickO

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree the gold speculation was overwrought, but in reality, for such a coin I'm not sure that a CAC designation is meaningful. It's a unicorn.

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,203 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s pretty cool! 👍

  • cladkingcladking Posts: 28,124 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've seen quite a few of these, most circs, and this one is one of the nicest. Throw in that it is pristine and it's a real show stopper.

    Tempus fugit.
  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,643 ✭✭✭✭✭

    An amazing example.

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  • wondercoinwondercoin Posts: 16,558 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ‘’The write-up is inaccurate.’’

    Really? So, the way I read this “crit” is a coin that was graded MS68 for a couple decades in a old “fatty” NGC holder that the owner elected to cross down to MS67+ at PCGS at a grading event has 0 chance for CAC to assess is a 68 quality coin? That’s a first for me and my (57) years real life experience handling Mercury dimes and then graded coins! But, I think I get it - “the [board member] doth protest too much, methinks”



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  • wondercoinwondercoin Posts: 16,558 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 18, 2022 6:57PM

    Key man. That description was only posted here because the OP was confused about your original posting (as I was frankly). I am comfortable with the description of a coin honestly stating that it is possible it might be viewed by CAC as the grade it had been for nearly 20 years. No wild speculation in that. That said, if it is offensive to some, I might suggest Justin edit it as I agree the coin speaks for itself and Justin is not interested in upsetting anyone. Thank you for the crit. I’ve never been on Instagram (best I know) so not really sure what the youngsters are doing over there. Wondercoin

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  • ConnecticoinConnecticoin Posts: 12,418 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 19, 2022 6:13AM

    The description appears to be full of hype to me as well. Why not send it to CAC, instead of speculating about it? Also, to me that coin is not even close to full bands and to speculate that it might FB is pure hype as well.

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