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1916 Mercury dime with really nice details and rims. Comments?

BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,702 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 13, 2022 12:52PM in U.S. Coin Forum

What do you think of this 1916 Mercury dime? Looks like a winner to me!
Comments?


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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wowie! Nice coin and I like the toning too!

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i pulled back some of the over-exposure and even things out a bit. is it close?


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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,969 ✭✭✭✭✭

    16s come well struck. Nice coin. Looks AU+ in the photo but the lighting is odd to be more definitive

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 13, 2022 3:21PM

    double post.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks burnished.

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    Bigbuck1975Bigbuck1975 Posts: 1,249 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don’t know if it’s the photography but it looks off to me.

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    rip_frip_f Posts: 368 ✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful coin.
    Are there diagnostics beyond the rims to determine a possible proof strike status?

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wouldn’t > @rip_f said:

    Beautiful coin.
    Are there diagnostics beyond the rims to determine a possible proof strike status?

    The only Proof 1916 Mercury dimes are patterns and the subject coin isn’t a pattern.

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FlyingAl said:
    I have a strong suspicion that the coin is cleaned.

    Maybe, previous cleaning with retoning now showing?. Just an opinion, nothing set in stone.

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:

    @FlyingAl said:
    I have a strong suspicion that the coin is cleaned.

    Maybe, previous cleaning with retoning now showing?. Just an opinion, nothing set in stone.

    The toning - particularly at the reverse periphery - doesn’t exhibit the look of having re-toned. So if the coin was cleaned, I don’t believe it was in that area.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Its missing the D mintmark

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    BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,702 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 13, 2022 6:30PM

    Yes it certainly does have that matte proof like look to it.
    About as close as you will get to a real matte proof I guess.

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    keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,456 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 13, 2022 7:19PM

    1916 and a good portion of 1917 Mercury Dimes are higher relief and are considered to be the relief/type of 1916 or whatever. As for 1917 examples, the higher relief examples are not scarce so there has never been an interest in making them varieties for 1917, 1917-D and 1917-S.

    Anyway, the 1916 has a little higher relief than some 1917 examples and later. This is likely what you are noticing.

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    RelaxnRelaxn Posts: 872 ✭✭✭✭

    We see this Matte look on 16 Walkers and 17 SLQ's... I cannot speak from some knowledge of the couns were minted but I can speak from the number of out of this world 1916 P, D and S Walkers as well as 1917 T1 and T2 SLQ's I have handled.
    Have a wonderful matter appearance but are not proofs.

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    Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I may be wrong but looks wizzed to me.



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    BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,053 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 14, 2022 3:08AM

    1916 Standing Liberty quarters also show this Matte look. See Floridafacelifter's 1916 SLQ in the "Most beautiful coins" thread. The Trueview is shown below. It looks like the dies were sandblasted, reducing the details. Striking coin, but I'd prefer that the devices be protected so that only the fields have the matte finish.

    3 rim nicks away from Good
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a very nice Merc 1916... I do not think it has been cleaned... Has FB as well... Cheers, RickO

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