Thoughts on How to Handle the Attribution of this 1936 Dime
I picked up a nice unattributed 1936 DDO merc last weekend. Wexler has it as DDO-001 and lists it as a "Best of" variety for the series. CONECA has it as DDO-003. It isn't the Cherrypickers DDO, but it's so similar, PCGS, NGC, and ANACS all regularly attribute it as FS-101. In fact 3 of the 9 Trueviews on Coinfacts for the 1936 FS-101 depict the same variety as my new dime.
So. I'm having trouble making up my mind as how to proceed.
The first option: I could send it in to PCGS for reholdering and attribution. The major benefits of going this route would be having a DDO noted front and center on the label, as well as getting the coin into a an edge-view holder with the NFC chip, which I prefer. The major drawback would be finding a way to get it back to CAC for restickering. (I live smack dab in the middle of New Mexico, a state in which there are exactly zero CAC dealers).
The second option: I could send it to PCGS and get it Trueviewed through its current holder. Then I could send it to Messydesk for attribution. The major benefit would be having it attributed correctly. The major drawback would be having it in a non-edge-view, non-NFC-chip holder.
Either way, I'm going to have to mail the coin to two separate services.
I'd love to hear all of your thoughts. Hopefully something will come up that makes this an easy decision. And just because every thread is better with pics, here's the dime in question. (Seller's pic, because my coin photography is beyond lousy).