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GTG 1941-S Mercury Dime

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  • ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 1,631 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have no idea, but I’m intrigued.

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love it! It looks PL as all get-out! In my experience, these S-mint silver coins from the 1940s are the most likely PL coins from the 20th century.

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  • FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,845 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The lighting is really harsh here, but I'll wager a guess at MS67PL.

    That's really nothing but a guess and only a guess.

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  • Batman23Batman23 Posts: 4,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting prooflike look. My first thought was 65FB but will guess 66FB.

  • QE GuyQE Guy Posts: 306 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow that looks harshly cleaned IMHO

  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @QE Guy said:
    Wow that looks harshly cleaned IMHO

    apparently die polish


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  • TPRCTPRC Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was going to say ms 63 FB. It does look lightly cleaned or polished to me, especially on the face, and excluding the heavy die polish lines, which are fairly common, but which add a bit of intrigue. I also thought that with so much die polish, a pl designation was out of the question.


  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Late to the game, but that is a really nice Merc. Those die polish lines are very prominent. Cheers, RickO

  • RampageRampage Posts: 9,418 ✭✭✭✭

    Very nice, heavily die polished coin.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @QE Guy said:
    Wow that looks harshly cleaned IMHO

    Severe die polish. Kinda cool at this level.

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I really like the way the coin captures the die prep work... And I completely agree that the San Francisco Mint really had utilized die polishing extensively in 1940 and 41. I would keep that one just to illustrate what was done to make the most of what they had to work with.

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  • remumcremumc Posts: 1,265 ✭✭✭

    I have a very similar dime in my registry set.

    MS68FB, sent it in for regrade & tried for the PL designation, but no luck. I think the die polish lines are just to harsh for the PL designation.



  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,251 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it very much. The die polish lines are just part of the minting process and do not take away from the coins beauty IMO.
    I had guessed MS65FB then read down and saw your grade.

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  • remumcremumc Posts: 1,265 ✭✭✭

    It's a hammered strike, no noticeable blemishes, with great luster. The TruViews are a little dark & do not represent the coin when seen in hand, as it is absolutely blast white, & would be Rico approved!



  • its a mercury dime, I have a few, but not that nice, keep that one safe!

  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My 41S is very similar. Not as severe on the obverse though.

  • DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Obviously a very early strike after the dies were polished. Unique and interesting. Nice coin.

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